Syrian refugee children attend H.appi Camp in Toronto geared to helping them get used to Canadian life. They are among the more than 30,000 Syrian refugees who have been resettled in Canada.

Syrian refugee children attend H.appi Camp in Toronto geared to helping them get used to Canadian life. They are among the more than 30,000 Syrian refugees who have been resettled in Canada.
Photo Credit: Chris Young/Canadian Press

Agencies set to help next wave of Syrian refugees

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Canada is expecting six thousand Syrian refugees to arrive in the next few months and some support groups say they are better prepared to welcome them. So far, Canada has resettled 30,136.

Chris Friesen of the Immigrant Services Society of BC (western province of British Columbia) told Canadian Press (CP) that groups such as his are in a much better position to help than they were last year. He noted lessons have been learned such as what is needed in terms of education and housing.

More day care, school resources needed

However, Debbie Douglas with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants says there is still work to been done to improve support for newcomers. Douglas told CP there is a need for child care services and school resources because many arriving refugees are young children.

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