Quick facts

Service type: Newcomer
Eligibility: Newcomers of Syrian descent, including Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, Protected Persons, Naturalized Canadian Citizens, Refugee Claimants, Temporary Foreign Workers and International Students. We serve individuals of all ages and families.
Delivery: Currently, the program is being offered virtually. This information will be updated once in-person programming resumes.
Fee: Free
Program dates: Year-round

Program description

Our Arabic-speaking Family Support Worker offers individual support and group sessions to help Syrian newcomers of all ages adjust and settle in Canada. We offer supportive counselling, assistance with government benefits and service applications, and help in accessing neighbourhood programs and connecting with the broader community. We also offer activities for all ages, including social and recreational activities, drop-in programs for children, and workshops on settlement, parenting and citizenship test preparation.


Services are available in English and Arabic.

Supporting resources

Citizenship test preparation classes

This program offers citizenship test preparation classes. Learn more here.

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Program testimonials



“During Christmas, WoodGreen let us feel that we are not alone here in Canada, including our kids. They received many gifts through their participation in the program. During the pandemic, we needed a lot of information about COVID-19-related financial support and we got help to fill out the applications and receive the right information.”



“My husband and I took the Canadian citizenship test, and we passed. I would like to thank WoodGreen’s Syrian Family Support Worker very much for all she did towards this significant milestone in our life. Her presence and her unconditional help were all very important in our success.”

How you can support

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Ready to participate?



If you are interested in this program, please fill out this form in English or Arabic or contact our Syrian Newcomer Support Worker.


Need help?

To learn more, please contact:

Contact information

Ghaidaa Arbash

Syrian Newcomer Support Worker

(437) 247-4044


815 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2

1491 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4J 1N5


Monday − Friday

9 AM − 5 PM

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