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
There are FREE workshops coming up for private sponsors of Syrian newcomers. Next workshop: Syrian Refugee Sponsor-to-Sponsor Roundtable: Sharing Lessons Learned, Challenges and Successes from Private Sponsors in York Region, Tuesday, October 25th. Register here. For information on all workshops visit www.jobskills.org/connections.
The Community Legal Aid Clinic in York Region is offering free immigration legal advice for Syrian refugees until Dec 31, 2016. Learn more here.
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.
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.