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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.

 

Volunteer

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

Make-up volunteer instructor
West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
1 day 14 hours ago
Fitness volunteer Instructor
West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
1 day 14 hours ago
Anime Art Volunteer Instructor
West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
1 day 14 hours ago
DIY Arts Volunteer
West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
1 day 15 hours ago
Newcomer Youth Council Member
Catholic Crosscultural Services
1 week 16 hours ago
Small Business Coach/Advisor
ACCESS Community Capital Fund
1 week 1 day ago
Intersectionality Ambassador
For A Safer Space
3 weeks 6 days ago
Youth LEaD and Empowher Programs for Newcomers
The Centre for Education and Training
1 month 6 days ago
Youth LEaD and Empowher Programs for Newcomers
The Centre for Education and Training
1 month 6 days ago
Peer Supporter
One Healing Space
1 month 2 weeks ago
Tech Wiz
Salvation Army Peel Shelters and Housing Services
3 months 1 week ago
Mentor
Niagara Workforce Planning Board
3 months 2 weeks ago
Adult Class Assistant
Durham District School Board, Oshawa - Centre St, Durham Continuing Education
3 months 2 weeks ago
Mentoring Partnership
Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, Oshawa
3 months 2 weeks ago
Computer Club Volunteer
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
3 months 2 weeks ago
Human Resources Career Mentor -- (VIRTUAL during COVID-19. Virtual or face-to-face after COVID-19)
Sheridan College Community Employment Services
3 months 2 weeks ago
Community Coalition Member
Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative
4 months 3 weeks ago
Math, French, Chemistry Tutor - Newcomer Youth Tutoring Program
HMC Connections, Community Connections Program
4 months 3 weeks ago
Community Connections Volunteer
Indus Community Services, Oakville Office, Newcomer and Employment Services
4 months 3 weeks ago
24/7 Support Line Volunteer
CMHA Middlesex
5 months 18 min 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...