Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Program
The Syrian Civil War has produced the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. United Neighbours is a grassroots community group that came together in the fall of 2015 in response to this crisis. With the support of St. Matthew’s United Church, the Regal Heights Residents Organization and key volunteers from other parts of the GTA (including some whom are former refugees themselves), we worked to raise well over $50,000 to sponsor two Syrian refugee families to come to Toronto.
Syrian families remain in crisis, in Lebanon, in Turkey and in Jordan. In 2023, United Neighbours is beginning a new sponsorship for a family of three currently living in Lebanon.
The two families we have already sponsored are participating in this new sponsorship. One family already has their Canadian citizenship and both parents and children are doing well.