5 ways you can help Syrian refugees in Montreal

  • Here are five ways you can help Syrian refugees from right here in Montreal.
WATCH ABOVE: Many Montrealers are trying to do their part to welcome Syrian refugees to the city, including - as Global's Felicia Parrillo reports - a synagogue in Hampstead.

MONTREAL – Members of a Hampstead synagogue have come together to help sponsor what could be as many as three Syrian families.

A few months ago, Congregation Dorshei Emet formed a committee to co-ordinate bringing over Syrian refugees.

In a little over a month, they’ve raised approximately $90,000.

READ MORE: Westmount synagogue sponsors Syrian refugee family

It’s just the latest in a string of movements to help Syrian refugees make it through a difficult transition.

Do you want to do something for Syrian refugees in Montreal?

Here are five ways you can help:

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Dorshei Emet annual concert

On January 23, the Congregation Dorshei Emet will host its annual concert.

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This year, it is a cross-cultural, cross-denominational musical celebration in support of the Syrian refugee sponsorship.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the synagogue, located at 18 Cleve Street in Hampstead.

Donate winter clothes

There is a great need for coats, sweaters, pants, boots as well as any and all winter accessories for adults and children.

READ MORE: Donations pouring in for Syrian refugees in Montreal

Donations can be made on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the main entrance of the Jewish General Hospital (3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Street) and on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the main entrance of the CLSC Côte-des-Neiges (5700 Côte-des-Neiges Street).

The Regional Program for the Settlement and Integration of Asylum Seekers (PRAIDA) and the YMCA Residence will also be collecting winter gear over the next two weeks.

WATCH: Montrealers help Syrian refugees

Knit a tuque

Any avid knitters – or casual dabblers – can lend their skills to 25,000 Tuques, a citizen driven group that wants to provide tuques to refugees for the cold winter ahead.

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Knitters can drop their tuques off at several drop-off points across Quebec – just check the organization’s site for details.

Donate a baby carrier

Ambaa Yoga is asking its members to donate baby carriers that they no longer need.

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It’s a collaborative effort with an organization called Carry the Future that provides baby carriers to refugees parents as they land in Greece.

The carriers can be dropped off at the studio (4660 Notre Dame Street Ouest) until Dec. 15.


Anyone wishing to help with donations of clothes, furniture and appliances or to volunteer their time – especially those with language skills – can get in touch with organizations like Action Réfugiés Montréal.