Resources List
One of the keys to a successful refugee sponsorship is having the ability to connect you, your refugee sponsoring group and the newcomers to the right services. Always remember to use your Canadian experience and expertise to help newcomers navigate the many ins and out of life in Canada.

Government Resources:
From the Federal Government: #WelcomeRefugees
From the Ontario Government: How you can help
From the City of Toronto: Refugee Resettlement Program
For BVOR and JAS Cases: RAP Rates

Settlement Information and Services:
Settlement.Org provides ​answers to common questions, trustworthy ​information and resources to ​help ​newcomers settle in​ their new home. provides hundreds of articles about life in Ontario and referral resources for newcomers to Ontario in 11 languages.

Settlement Agencies in Your Area​ provides information about hundreds of agencies ready to help all newcomers including refugees.

Helping Newcomers Work

Community Services
Call 2-1-1 Ontario you can at any time of the day call 2-1-1 for free and confidential help in 150 languages to find services in your community.

Toronto Public Library – New to Canada has links to find library materials in various languages, resources for helping learn English and study for a citizenship test.

YMCA Immigrant Services has links to newcomer programs, language assessment and referral services.

CMAS "New in Canada" Brochures supports newcomer parents in keeping children safe and secure in a new and un-familiar environment. The brochures are available in 12 different languages.

Medical and Dental Resources:
Association of Ontario Health centres
Pro Bono Dentists
Women’s College Syrian Refugee Medical Clinic

Syrian Focused Support:
Download a Syrian grocery list that translates items in English-French-Arabic from
Download the CMAS guide for Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families.

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