The goal of We Welcome Refugees.ca is to lay out the services and resources available to support refugees here in Canada. Specifically, we hope to link sponsoring organisations hosting Syrian refugees to available services and resources in York Region, and especially in Markham and Stouffville.
We celebrate the arrival of newcomers to our Canadian family. We open our hearts, our houses and our wallets. Welcoming newcomers helps us to build a stronger and more compassionate community.
We are volunteers who manage this website with an open and compassionate heart. Please contact us through the contact page or WeWelcomeRefugees@gmail.com if you would like us to include your not-for-profit service, resource or sponsoring organization or you have an upcoming refugee-related event to share.
News and Events in Markham and Stouffville
Free Summer Camp opportunities for refugee children between the ages of 4 and 15. For more info check out this website.
We are very pleased to add Iman Mahdi Islamic Centre to our Sponsoring Groups section. They have partnered with Temple Har Zion, a Jewish group to jointly sponsor Syrian families Check them out!
Did you know that the Welcome Centre has a mobile unit that comes to Stouffville on the second Thursday of every month? Check it out here for details!
Free Over-the-Phone Translation services available at 1-844-326-7780. Manned by volunteer arabic speakers so be patient if you need to wait. More volunteers always appreciated. Facebook page here.
Markham Rotary is having a fundraiser for their Refugee program on April 28th at the Herongate Dinner Theatre. For tickets and to join them for the April 28 show : http://www.herongate.com/2015/11/22/murder-at-the-howard-johnsons/
Take a look at the Housing page for a great blog on stocking a Syrian Kitchen - Delicious!
Check out the Info Session run by Grace-St Phillips on their page. Looks like it was a big success!
The Richmond Hill Soccer Club would like to offer free registration for any Syrian refuges that have children and would be settling in Richmond Hill. Check in with us for contact info and please let us know about any other generous offers.