The federal government is working with Canadian organizations, private sponsors and all levels of government to help Syrian refugees resettle in Canada.
Of the first wave of refugees, 10,000 by year end, the majority will be privately sponsored and settled and cared for by their sponsors. In Ontario, those accessing the federally-funded Refugee Assistance Program agencies will be located in six urban centres: Toronto (serving the Greater Toronto Area including Peel, York and Durham Regions), Ottawa, London, Windsor, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo. An additional 15,000 refugees are expected to come to Canada by the end of February 2016.
The Town of Oakville will support the federal government’s refugee plan in any way possible and will share information on what we can all do to help welcome Syrians to Canada.
Thank you to the Oakville Community Foundation for putting together a list of resources and information for the community.