Please help us bring and settle Syrian refugees to the Greater Toronto Area.
You can do this by making donations to the Lifeline Syria Fund at Toronto Foundation. Proceeds from the fund will be used to facilitate the arrival and settlement of 1000 Syrian refugees as permanent residents of Canada with the help of private sponsors.
DONATE BY CASH/CHEQUE – Cash/cheque donations can also be made towards two objectives:
1. To donate to Lifeline Syria’s operational costs, which helps our organization perform its day-to-day activities, make your cheque payable to “Lifeline Syria”. Please mail cheques to Lifeline Syria, 40 University Avenue – Suite 420, Toronto, ON, M5J 1T1.
2. To donate to sponsor and settle privately-sponsored Syrian refugees in Toronto, make your cheque payable to “Lifeline Syria Fund” at Toronto Foundation*. Please mail cheques to the Toronto Foundation: 33 Bloor Street East, Suite 1603, Toronto,ON, M4W 3H1.
*All net proceeds of sponsorship donations, which are received by Lifeline Syria Fund at Toronto Foundation, will be used to sponsor and settle privately-sponsored Syrian refugees through registered Canadian charities that are engaged with sponsoring and settling refugees in the GTA. The Toronto Foundation charges a management fee of 1% to hold and disburse the funds. All net proceeds from the fund will be made public on this website on a regular basis.Effective April 1st, it has become the Foundation’s policy that all costs that are directly related to receiving a gift will be charged to the Fund to which the gift pertains. Transaction and merchant fee expenses associated with on-line gifts will be calculated at an average rate and charged to the related Funds on a monthly basis. Based on current rates and volumes by credit card used, those fees will be 2%.
Using Lifeline Syria name & logo
The outpouring of support and generosity by Canadians wanting to help Syrian refugees has been overwhelming and we are pleased to build new partnerships with community organizations. However, groups wishing to use the Lifeline Syria name or logo in their private fundraising efforts should let Lifeline Syria know of their intentions ahead of time, in order to ensure that the name and logo are being used for the purposes originally intended. Please consult the following three documents: