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City of Kingston, and United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, working in partnership with Kingston Community Health Centres, County of Frontenac, County of Lennox & Addington, have set up a special emergency fund to support refugee resettlement in our community.

The United Way will administer this fund with no administrative fee.  An advisory refugee coordinating committee will oversee the distribution of the funds collected to assist local initiatives.

Funding applications are now available and can be downloaded here:

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Thank you to community residents who open their hearts and wallets to welcome and support children and families fleeing conflict.

If you wish to volunteer, please click here to complete the Volunteer Registration form.

At this time no in-kind donations of food, clothing or furniture are being accepted. To make a financial donation to the Refugee Relief Fund click the donate now button:


Financial donations are also accepted at the following locations (please mark the envelope or cheque clearly for “Refugee Relief Fund“) and provide your full name and mailing address for tax receipt purposes:

United Way office, 417 Bagot Street, Kingston, Ontario
City Hall – Payment Centre, City of Kingston, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario
Administration Desk, County of Frontenac, 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie, Ontario
Front Desk, County of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas St. E., Napanee, Ontario

Please note, material donations are currently not being accepted for refugees. Whig Standard article.  However, there are a number of shelters and agencies locally that would welcome material donations:

The St. Vincent de Paul Society
Home Base Housing
Kingston Youth Shelter
Outreach St. George’s

Current information on how Canada is helping Syrian refugees is available on the CIC website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/crisis/canada-response.asp

211-Logo Refugee Support Available:
211 Info Sheet for Syrian Refugees


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