How Canadians can help
How to volunteer and donate
Many refugees need extra help getting settled in Canada. Supportive social networks and service provider organizations are a key part of this.
Through these networks and organizations, refugees can
- get information
- find housing and jobs
- improve their language skills
- get involved in the community
- gain critical cultural knowledge
- receive emotional and other support
If you’d like to help refugees arriving in Canada, you can volunteer or donate (clothing, furniture, or money) by
How to sponsor an Afghan refugee
You can help Afghan refugees by sponsoring them to come to Canada. There are different ways you can sponsor a refugee:
As a group, you can sponsor a
- specific refugee or refugee family
- refugee referred by a visa office abroad
Canada: A History of Refuge
Visit our online refugee exhibition to learn more about refugees in Canada.
Learn about Canada's role concerning refugees
Canada is recognized around the world for its leadership in offering a safe haven to people who need refugee protection. Find out what Canada is doing to help refugees.
Stories from former refugees
Watch inspirational stories from former refugees about coming to Canada.
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