Syrian Refugee Information Portal

Wesley endorses and supports the resettlement of refugees and offers a range of services that welcomes and assists refugee newcomers in their settlement and integration into Canadian society. We strive to enable independence and full participation of these newcomers in our community.

At Wesley, we provide people with the resources they need to build new relationships and learn how neighbourhoods can be a place of support and service. Wesley works with each individual to better understand the specific challenges they face and also what steps are required to help each individual achieve their full potential.

UPDATE June 3, 2016

Number of Refugees: 982 Syrian Refugees have been so far welcomed and settled in Hamilton by Wesley.

Progress Report: Click here for a Hamilton Syrian Government Assisted Refugee Resettlement Progress Report. Wesley Urban Ministries would like to express its sincere gratitude to our many partners and collaborators in the resettlement efforts of Syrian refugees.

Clothing Donations: Wesley Urban Ministries and Salvation Army are partnering to distribute clothing donations for Syrian Refugees. You can drop off clothing donations at any Salvation Army Thrift Store and Syrian Refugees will receive a gift card to shop at any of these Thrift Stores. Click here for more details on how to drop off at Salvation Army.

Other Donation Needs: Hygiene items, non-perishable food items and new high Chairs and double strollers. Call Wesley at 905-528-5629 to confirm drop off location. For ongoing donation needs, Click here

Information Sessions: 

A Friends of Newcomer Training Session will take place Tuesday June 14th 2-4:30pm OR Thursday June 16th 5:30-8pm.

This free session is for anyone interested in being a “Friend to a Newcomer”

Come and Learn About:

• Cultural Sensitivity and Newcomers
• How to support your “newcomer friend” with grief and loss
• When to refer back to Intensive Case Manager at Wesley
• Do’s and Don’ts to being a “Friend to Newcomer”

RSVP to or Call 905-528-5629 ext. 305

Click here for more information on this event



To learn about information sessions in general, please contact below staff:

For Friends of Newcomers Volunteer Initiative, contact Rebeca Young, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator,

For Private Sponsorship, contact Rita Balla, Private Sponsorship Specialist,

Donate to Wesley’s Syrian Refugee Fund

Current Media Coverage and Information
Syrian Crisis Information/Resources
Information for Professionals
Wesley’s Role in Refugee Settlement
Help to House Refugees in Hamilton
How to be a Welcoming Community
Volunteer Opportunities
Community Partnership Opportunities
How to Privately Sponsor Refugees
Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale MPP Ted McMeekin, who also serves as Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, with a message in support of Syrian refugees coming to the community.