Take Action: Syrian Refugees
There are many ways to raise your voices and take action in support of Syrian refugees.
- Add your endorsement to the Syrian refugee recommendations
- Volunteer at a local organization that serves refugees
Make a donation to the Canadian Council for Refugees' (CCR) Syrian Refugee Support Fund
Or donate to a local organization that serves refugees.
- Get involved with a local refugee sponsorship group or find out other ways to get involved near you. For more information:
In Manitoba - call 1-888-662-3211 (toll-free) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
In Ontario - see welcomeontario.ca/ And also:
In Quebec - see: immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/informations/accueil-refugies-syriens/index.html And also:
- in Montreal: follow the TCRI-based Facebook page « Groupe d’action pour les réfugiés syriens » for updates, calls for volunteers and more. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can also complete this online volunteer form.
In Montreal, you can also reach the Canadian Alliance for Syrian Aid (CASA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-400-3309 / 1-855-797-2272.
For other questions and offers in the Montreal area, write an email to: email@example.com
In New Brunswick - call toll-free: 1-855-444-6554, and see welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/RefugeeSupport.html
In Nova Scotia - call 2-1-1 to offer assistance
On Prince Edward Island - contact the Welcome Project: http://www.peianc.com/content/lang/en/page/settlement_welcome
Looking for opportunities in other areas? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your city and what you are looking to do. We will get back to you with suggestions.
- Find out more about refugee sponsorship through the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
- Spread the word:
- Wear and share a 'Proud to Protect Refugees' button
- Learn and share facts about refugees in Canada
Open doors to refugees online too:
Use hashtags: #refugeeswelcome, #proudtoprotectrefugees, #refugees and #cdnimm
Adapt these model tweets or create your own -
To promote an action in your city:
Montreal is #proudtoprotectrefugees. Join us to show #refugeeswelcome at 5:30pm, St. James Square http://bit.ly/1LyBPxo
Show #refugeeswelcome in Toronto on Thurs 17 Sept, 5 pm Nathan Phillips Square http://on.fb.me/1FdeFQc Open doors to #refugees in Canada
To share facts and information:
Canada ranks 41st in #refugees per capita. We can & should do more. Here’s what we can do http://bit.ly/1LyBPxo #refugeeswelcome
Want to know how you can help Syrian #refugees ? Take action & show #refugeeswelcome http://bit.ly/1LyBPxo
#Refugees contribute immensely to Canadian society. Learn more facts on #refugees & Canada’s response http://bit.ly/1LyBPxo #refugeeswelcome
Questions about Syrian #refugees & Canada response? Learn more & take action http://bit.ly/1LyBPxo #refugeeswelcome #proudtoprotectrefugees
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