Get involved: Volunteer in your area

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Once refugees begin to arrive in your area, they will be in need of almost everything. You can make a difference by giving your time or expertise to help Syrian refugees settle in Canada.

Groups of newcomers will need help:

Ways you can help:

Alberta

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in Alberta, call 211. 211 is Canada's primary source of information on government and community-based health and social services. Calls to 211 are toll-free from any phone in Alberta. You can also contact one of the following organizations:

Brooks

Calgary

Edmonton

Fort McMurray

Grande Prairie

Lethbridge

Lloydminster

Medicine Hat

Red Deer

British Columbia

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in British Columbia, call 211. 211 is Canada's primary source of information on government and community-based health and social services. Calls to 211 are toll-free from any phone in British Columbia. You can also contact one of the following organizations:

Abbotsford

Burnaby

Campbell River

Courtenay

Duncan

Hope

Invermere

Kelowna

Mission

100 Mile House

Port Alberni

Richmond

Terrace

Valemount

Vancouver

Victoria

Manitoba

The Manitoba government and the Canadian Red Cross have established a help line for people wanting to assist refugees displaced by the crisis in Syria.

Manitobans seeking information about donations or volunteering can call 1-888-662-3211 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (DST) Monday to Friday.

New Brunswick

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in New Brunswick, contact the Government of New Brunswick. You can also contact one of the following organizations:

Fredericton

Moncton

Saint John

Newfoundland and Labrador

St.John's

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in Nova Scotia, call 211 or email help@ns.211.ca. Calls to 211 are toll-free from any phone in Nova Scotia. You can also contact one of the following organizations:

Halifax

Nunavut

Ontario

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in Ontario, call 211. 211 is Canada's primary source of information on government and community-based health and social services. Calls to 211 are toll-free from any phone in Ontario. You can also contact one of the following organizations:

Ajax

Belleville

Concord

  • Humanity First

    600 Bowes Rd, Unit #40, Concord, ON
    Concord, Ontario
    L4K 4A3

Hamilton

Kitchener

London

Mississauga

Ottawa

Owen Sound

Peterborough

Scarborough

Toronto

Windsor

Quebec

Quebec invites the public to contribute in a variety of ways to welcome Syrian refugees.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

Regina

Saskatoon

Yukon

To offer support for refugees who will soon settle in Yukon, contact the Government of Yukon.

Groups and organizations have generously provided the links provided on this website. We are grateful for all Canadians’ participation in this initiative. However, we are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability of the information provided on those external websites.

If you would like your organization added to this list, email us with the subject line “Volunteer organizations for Syria”.

Find out where the refugees are going

Learn which communities and service provider organizations across Canada are welcoming refugees.

Sponsor Syrian refugees

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From Damascus to Toronto: Mohamed

Facing forced enrolment in the Syrian army, for a war he did not want to join, Mohamed fled to Lebanon, where his dreams of Canada took root.

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