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Welcoming refugees

Warm Welcome

SPARK Ontario is proud to play a role in welcoming refugees from the Syrian conflict to Ontario. We can connect you with volunteering opportunities to help refugees settle in and make Ontario home.

Find your SPARK by volunteering in the refugee effort and making a difference!

How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help give refugee families a warm welcome and a better life.


Find a Volunteering Opportunity

Search SPARK for specific opportunities related to the refugee welcome and resettlement efforts. 

If you don’t find a suitable volunteer opportunity on SPARK, check with your local Volunteer Centre for other ways to help refugees settling in your community.


Stay In Touch

If you don’t find an opportunity now, stay in touch with SPARK! More volunteer opportunities will be added to SPARK as organizations move into action resettling refugees.

Here's how you can stay in touch:

  • Join SPARK and sign up for notifications about refugee-specific opportunities
  • Share your stories about how you have participated in the refugee effort


Share Your Expertise

If you are a lawyer or educator wanting to volunteer your time and expertise, please visit the Ontario government's website.


Donate and Sponsor

For more information about how to donate money, toys, clothing, furniture or housing OR sponsor a family in need, please visit the Ontario government's website.


Share your Ideas

If you have an idea about helping and want to share it, you can search SPARK for organizations that are working with refugees impacted by the Syrian conflict and contact them directly to discuss your idea.

If you are an organization working to help welcome and resettle refugees from the Syrian conflict, please download this ‘How to’ to help you post your opportunities on SPARK. Please also share your stories of how you help!



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