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Welcoming Refugees

There are many ways to help refugees and newcomers to Ontario

Welcoming Syrian Refugees to Ontario

SPARK is proud to play a role in welcoming refugees from the Syrian conflict to Ontario. There are many ways you can help give refugee families a warm welcome and a better life.



Search SPARK for specific opportunities related to refugee welcome and resettlement efforts or check with your local volunteer centre on ways you can help refugees settling in your community. If you have an idea about helping and want to share it, you can search SPARK for organizations that work with refugees impacted by the Syrian conflict and contact them directly to discuss your idea.

If you are a lawyer or educator who wants to volunteer your time and expertise, please visit the Ontario government's website.

Donate and Sponsor

For more information about how to donate money, toys, clothing, furniture or housing OR to sponsor a family in need, visit the Ontario government's website .

Share Your Ideas

If you are an organization working to help welcome and resettle refugees from the Syrian conflict, please download this PDF on posting opportunities on SPARK. 

Share your stories about how you have participated in the refugee effort as a donor, a sponsor, a volunteer or an agency who is helping Syrian refugees resettle in Ontario.

Find a way to Help Newcomers to Ontario

Build Site Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings
1 month 1 week ago
Volunteer Opportunity with Refugee Claimants
Together Project
2 months 5 days ago
Volunteering Opportunity: Yoga Leaders, Meditationers & Counsellors
Sheen for She Foundation
3 months 2 weeks ago
Volunteering Opportunity: Lawyers & Police Officers
Sheen for She Foundation
3 months 2 weeks ago
Volunteering Opportunity: Doctors, Dentists, Dermatologists, Nurses, Optometrists, Dieticians & Nutritionists
Sheen for She Foundation
3 months 2 weeks ago
Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
4 months 1 week ago
Enrich people’s lives through safe and ethical use of technologies
Spark Niagara
5 months 4 weeks ago
Board member
Creating Together Family Resource
9 months 2 weeks ago
Conversation Circle Facilitator/Assistant
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
1 year 2 weeks ago
2 years 2 weeks ago
Bénévoles dans le programme de lecture Grands-parents à l'écoute
Centre de services à la famille, Région de la capitale nationale
2 years 1 month ago
Mentors needed - Volunteer retired and semi-retired professionals with experience in senior management or entrepreneurship roles
Skills for Change
3 years 5 months ago
Long Term Care Volunteers
Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS)
3 years 8 months ago
Community Volunteer
CREST - Community Refugee Engagement South Temiskaming
4 years 3 months ago
Volunteers needed
Helping With Furniture
4 years 3 months ago
Retail Sales volunteer, morning and afternoon shifts, daily
Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty (The Heritage Gift Shop Committee)
4 years 3 months ago
Mentor biologists/chemists/architects/engineers urgently needed
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
4 years 5 months ago
Harnoor’s World

Your Stories

Harnoor volunteering at a local ecology centre

My journey begins when I was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong. As a young boy, my parents have told me that...