Refugee Resettlement Services Kingston

As of May 18th, 2016, Kingston is officially a “RAP” centre and we are welcoming and supporting government-assisted refugees moving to our community. As part of the federal government’s response to the largest worldwide refugee crisis since World War II, Kingston was selected to support 120 government-assisted refugees before the end of March 2017. KEYS is working closely with Kingston Community Health Centres to offer support, workshops, guidance and accompaniment to new refugees in Kingston.

Once arrived, these newcomers receive temporary accommodation, orientation to life in Kingston and Canada, and connections to essential government, educational and community services. They also receive support to find and rent suitable accommodations.

Media coverage:

Article in the Whig-Standard

Article in the Kingston Heritage

Another article in the Whig-Standard


Get involved!

Do you have a rental unit available to rent to a refugee family? Tell us about it here and we will be in touch soon to organize a viewing.

Are you interested in volunteering to help refugees in Kingston? Sign-up online here!

Are you interested in making a donation to help refugees with unique, urgent and essential needs? Donations to the Kingston Community Refugee Relief Fund are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Please click here.

Do you want to hire a refugee? Contact KEYS today!