Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins has announced that the provincial government is to provide Lifeline Syria with $300,000 in funding.
The organisation, which previously received seed funding from the province is looking to bring 1,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, and is calling on the federal government to make a number of changes to facilitate their arrival.
These include, cutting complex paper work, developing measure for Syrian family reunification, boosting resources and matching private sponsorships.
Eric Hoskins, also making an appeal to the federal government at a press conference on Friday, calling on them too bring 5,000 refugees to the country by the end of the year, while encouraging all Canadians to ”heed the call of the international community” and ”give generously and urgently to the organisation of your choice”.
Meanwhile, John Tory has also pledged his support to Lifeline Syria, saying that he is to sponsor a family to settle in the city .
The Mayor also encouraging others to get involved.