Former Humber River hospitals to not house incoming refugees

The previous proposal of accommodating incoming Syrian refugees in the currently unused Humber River hospital, specifically Weston’s Church site, have been denied.

Stated in an e-mail from Michael Chan, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and member of the Minister’s ad-hoc Committee on Refugees:

It is unclear whether sites such as Humber River Hospital will still be needed to accommodate refugees.  However, the Salvation Army will be providing clothing, toys and furniture to refugees in addition to other communities in need and would no doubt greatly appreciate [any] offer of assistance.

You mad find more information at: http://thriftstore.ca/central-ontario/ways-give.  If you wish to volunteer or get involved in other initiatives, please visit www. ontario.ca/syrianrefugees.

After contacting Laura Albanese about the idea, it has been further clarified that the hospitals will not serve as housing for any refugees entering Ontario.

We have been informed that the Humber River Hospital (Church site) will likely not be used to house the refugees.

This website has links on how you can contribute in many ways, such as making a donation, sponsoring a family, and volunteering, including where to send donations: https://www.ontario.ca/syrianrefugees

 

For your reference, the Government of Canada’s website can be found here: https://www.Canada.ca/Refugees

Author: Natalie

Natalie attends Weston CI and loves many things, namely Star Wars.