> ISNA Canada Outreach for Assistance to Syrian Newcomers
ISNA Canada Outreach for Assistance to Syrian Newcomers
Welcome to the ISNA Canada page dedicated to our Syrian Newcomer community.
It is updated with the latest information and presented in chronological order.
Posted on 7th January, 2016
Posted on 1st January, 2016
Posted on 10th December, 2015
Message to first arrivals: We warmly welcome all Syrian newcomers to Canada. We want to help the newcomers and all those caring for you.
Posted on 16th September, 2015
According to the United Nations, there are some four million Syrians who have registered or are awaiting registration. In reality there are many more. As time goes by, the growth in the number of refugees is rising exponentially. In 2012, there were 100,000 refugees. By April 2013, there were 800,000. That doubled to 1.6 million in less than four months. There are now four million Syrians scattered throughout the region, making them the world's largest refugee population under the United Nations' mandate. At this rate, the U.N. predicts there could be 4.27 million Syrian refugees by the end of 2015 — the worst exodus since the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago.
We need to speak up about this mounting catastrophe and we must take action. ISNA Canada is calling upon the Government of Canada to accelerate processing of refugees interested in coming to Canada, and ISNA Canada commits to provide resettlement assistance to refugees arriving in Canada through direct financial assistance, working with arriving refugees in all resettlement activities, assisting with their daily chores, making them familiar with the way of life in Canada, finding suitable accommodation, assisting with their transportation and moving needs, providing the refugees welcoming contacts in the community, and guiding them to a pathway of self sufficiency within a reasonably short period.
ISNA Canada is taking initiative to establish contacts with the Government of Ontario for playing a supporting role. ISNA Canada will do the same with the federal and other provincial governments, charities and community groups across Canada to find ways for all of us to complement efforts for resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada.