Regional supports for Syrian newcomers

Halton welcomes Syrian refugees and all newcomers to our region by offering a variety of newcomer resources and supports. From public health and housing supports to children’s services and employment assistance, Halton Region is committed to ensuring that all newcomers have easy access to the services they require.

Find a place to live

  • Halton Region’s Housing Services provides a range of services including access to affordable market housing, subsidized housing, housing with supports, an emergency shelter program, as well as one-time financial assistance for low-income individuals and families experiencing difficulty with housing costs.

Find a doctor

  • Halton Region provides a listing of family physicians that are also new to Halton and currently accepting patients

Get help with parenting

  • HaltonParents provides a variety of free parenting programs from health professionals providing quality parenting and health information from thinking about pregnancy to raising teenagers, including resources available to children with special needs.
  • Halton Region provides information on how to apply for childcare subsidy for eligible families.

Get ready for school

  • The Halton Region Health Department provides information about immunizations needed for school attendance and the recommended immunization schedule in Ontario.

Find work in Halton

  • Employment Halton provides a free range of programs and services to help people search for a job or train for a new career.