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 October 3, 2016
Number of Refugees: So far 1109 Syrian Refugees have been 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
To learn about information sessions in general, please contact the staff listed below:
For Friends of Newcomers Volunteer Initiative, contact Rebeca Young, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator,
For Private Sponsorship, contact Rita Balla, Private Sponsorship Specialist,
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.