Thank you Hamilton
In January 2016, Hamilton rose to the occasion and opened hearts and homes to Syrian newcomers. Watch how Hamiltonians from all corners of the city worked together to welcome and support newcomers.
How can I help?
There are many ways you can help our newest neighbours feel at home in Hamilton. You can donate money, your time or gently used clothing and household items.
Clothing and furniture
Donations of clothing and furniture can be made through the Salvation Army. Salvation Army has agreed to issue free vouchers for Syrian Refugees to shop at their local thrift stores.
Salvation Army Mountain store
879 Upper James St.
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3A3
Salvation Army Downtown store
59 King St E.
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A5
To inquire about free vouchers for refugees contact Wesley Urban Ministries at 905-528-5629 or Dan Miller, Director of Public Relations at Salvation Army at 905-521-1660.
Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC)
Our Vision: Hamilton welcomes newcomers, celebrates diversity, and is a place for everyone to call home.
Resources for Sponsors and Community Partners
Resources for Newcomers, Community and Resettlement Partners
Translation & interpretation services
ITS Translation Services
124 James St S., Unit 200
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2Z4
Phone: 905-527-7045 - 8 am to 4 pm and 289-689-1440 - after 5 pm
Hamilton welcomes newcomers
Government assisted refugees (GARs)
- Wesley Urban Ministries is the designated organization funded by the government to support GARs in Hamilton through their Resettlement Assistance Program.
Privately sponsored refugees (PSRs)
- Many organizations and private groups are sponsoring refugee families in Hamilton.
Private sponsored refugees organizations and agreement holders
If your organization is sponsoring a refugee family, please contact Immigration.firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
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