Syrian Refugee Crisis Response

syrian-refugeesAs millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada committed to work with Canadians, including private sponsors, non-governmental organizations, provincial, territorial and municipal governments to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February, 2016. A significant number of refugees are expected to settle in Toronto. TEQ LIP is committed to working with our partners in Scarborough in preparation and support of settlement of Syrian Refugees.

This page centralizes information including links to resources and information on the multitude of initiatives happening across Toronto and nationwide. Please select the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Understanding Syrian Refugees 

Population Profile – Syrian Refugees 

Refugees from Syria – Backgrounder 


Initiatives and Events happening in Toronto:

Media Release and Community Updates:


Services & supports for Syrian refugees:

Before Arrival:

After Arrival:

Employment Support

          English                 French               Arabic             Kurdish


Health Services

Housing, Food bank & Furniture Bank

Settlement Services:

Service Directory and Newcomers Guides

Volunteering Opportunity to Help Syrian Refugees

SPARKOntario has tailored their site to feature volunteer opportunities related to Syrian refugees, and to share stories about how volunteers are making a difference. Click here for more information and to participate.

Information on Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Community Updates

Your First Two Weeks in Canada

This site will be updated regularly with new links and current information. If you have questions or suggestions with regards to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Response please contact any member of the TEQ LIP team.

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