City of Kingston, and United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, working in partnership with Kingston Community Health Centres, KEYS, Community Foundation of Kingston & Area, 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.
Applications for Funding
Funding applications are now available and can be downloaded here:
- A volunteer committee meets regularly to review applications to the fund.
- Applications are due by the following dates: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15
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:
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