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Syrian Refugee Resettlement

​Lethbridge Family Services, Immigrant Services (LFS-IS) continues to work hard to successfully settle Syrian refugees.

As compassionate citizens of our community, it is our responsibility to assist and support the Syrian Refugees that arrive in Lethbridge. Community and Social Development (CSD) continues to work with LFS-IS to ensure the Syrian families are welcomed and supported to settle into the fabric of our community.


New website for refugees

The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) launched the first phase of a multilingual website, www.refugeealberta.ca, that offers a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on resettlement and daily life in Alberta. It answers the practical questions that refugees have when arriving in their new community such as how to set up a bank account, access transportation options, rent a home or access a doctor. The website profiles over 1,400 services that are available in Alberta. 

The second phase of the website will be released in the coming months that will support other users such as learning the facts about refugees and how to volunteer, donate, or privately sponsor new refugees. The website was funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and will serve as a valuable resource for settlement practitioners, municipal elected officials and staff, and the general public. ​

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Lethbridge strives to continue its work on being a welcoming and inclusive community for all its citizens regardless of culture, background, way of life, ability or source of income. As such the Coalition of Racism and Discrimination (CMARD) and Beyond Your front Door (BYFD) will be collaborating with LFS-IS in supporting Syrian families as they settle in Lethbridge.

For more information on CMARD, click here.
For more information on BYFD,
click here.