United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Working mainly in developing countries and in countries recovering from conflict and disaster, UN-HABITAT helps governments create policies and strategies aimed at strengthening management capacity at both national and local levels.
A coalition of citizens, settlement organizations and community partners dedicated to providing refugees with the elements needed for successful integration: a warm welcome and access to essential services, opportunities and support.
Caring for kids new to Canada
Assisting health professionals to provide quality care to immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society with experts in newcomer health.
A workflow to ensure that the CHEO Newcomer Navigator is informed of all patients arriving in the Emergency Department who are newcomers to Canada.
Syrian Refugee Family Survey (English)
A survey to measure the satisfaction of Syrian children, youth and families with CHEO interpretation services, health-care services and the navigator program.
Syrian Refugee Family survey (Arabic)
A survey to measure the satisfaction of Syrian children, youth and families with CHEO interpretation services, health-care services and the navigator program — in Arabic.
Immigration and citizenship
Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada. Apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.
For new immigrants
Apply for a permanent resident card or Canadian citizenship and find out how to start your life in Canada. Also find out what services are near you and what to expect for your first tax year.
Canada Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.
This website is the collective creation of an incredibly dedicated team from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), who set out to accomplish this task, and produce this resource, hoping it will be of such benefit to organizations throughout Canada.
Our project would not have been possible without the support we received, we would like to specially acknowledge some of the individuals and organizations that have helped us:
We are forever indebted to Employment and Social Development Canada(ESDC) for making this possible through generous funding. We would like to recognize Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for sharing their knowledge, insight and continuous generous support.
We wish to express appreciation to our leadership and all our colleagues at CHEO. We are enormously grateful for your collaboration.
Our families who trusted us with their stories and experiences. Without them, this project would not have been possible. Their resilience and optimism is inspiring.
We are enormously grateful to Lenz Studio for kindly volunteering to host our families for the production of high quality videos.
Many thanks to all our community partners who provided general support, and to all their leaders for sharing their wisdom and experience along the years through interviews conducted by our team.
Finally, we would also like to thank all our reviewers for their generosity providing feedback. Their keen eyes were essential for the completion of this project.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Children and Families Component.