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There has been wide interest across the York campus and in the wider community in sponsoring Syrian refugees.  The following teams are fully formed and are engaged in fundraising and refugee sponsorship through York’s participation in the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge.

Refugee Sponsorship Teams

These teams have committed raising the necessary funds and investing the time and energy necessary to support Syrian refugees to settle to Canada for a period of up to one year upon arrival to Canada. They are also part of extraordinary student experiential learning and engagement opportunities.

Fundraising Teams

These teams have generously committed to donating and raising funds to support the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge at York program and the resettlement of Syrian refugees to Canada.

York’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative and the larger Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge program are no longer accepting new sponsorship teams. However with long processing times and delays teams do sometimes seek new members and assistance with tasks such as interpretation.

If you are interested in offering support to a sponsor team though a donation, fundraising assistance or other means please contact one of our teams through the links above or write to refugees@yorku.ca .