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

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

Find out more about how to become a Group of Five or find an SAH.


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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