News release

Help Syrian Refugees

City services | November 26, 2015

As Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada is working with Canadians, including private sponsors, non-governmental organizations, provincial, territorial and municipal governments to welcome the first wave of refugees by the end of 2015.

Region of Peel Efforts

The Region of Peel on behalf of the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon is working directly with the Province and coordinating support efforts for the Region.

Mississauga residents who wish to offer their support and contribute, can volunteer with or donate money, clothing (i.e. winter coats), household items (i.e. furniture), and accommodations to the United Way of Peel Region and Lifeline Syria who are lending a helping hand and working with the Region of Peel.

United Way of Peel Region helping to resettle Syrian refugees in Peel Region. Donate money and items or volunteer your time with United Way:

Lifeline Syria has partnered with the Toronto Foundation to set up a Mississauga Lifeline Syria Fund. It will make grants to registered charities to pay for direct cost associated with sponsoring and settling Syrian refugees to Toronto, including but not solely in Mississauga: Learn more on how to sponsor a family: 

The following is a short list of other organizations lending a helping hand:

  • Canada Helps lists Canadian charities raising funds to assist with relief efforts: org/2015syria
  • Canadian Council for Refugees is an independent coalition that assists refugees with making status in Canada, and refugee resettlement: ca
  • Canadian Red Cross is helping to support the efforts in Syria: ca
  • Doctors Without Borders operates medical facilities inside Syria and supports more than 100 clinics, health posts and field hospitals in the country: ca
  • International Organization for Migration is an intergovernmental organization which provides services and support to governments and migrants: int
  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working around the world to find solutions to poverty and support human rights: ca
  • Unicef Canada is a child-focused humanitarian organization operating in 192 countries including Syria: ca
  • United Nations Refugee Agency co-ordinates UN refugee responses, including support for host countries providing assistance for Syrian refugees: ca
  • World Vision is working in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey to help Syrian families who need aid: ca

For more information:

*Please note: this page will be updated as new information and details are confirmed.

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