The visit of Mayor John Tory to “The Arab Community Centre of #Toronto” in City Efforts to Assist Refugees


The Mayor’s visit is part of the City’s efforts to support refugee resettlement programs as it works to welcome 15,000 refugees this year. Mayor Tory has expressed confidence in Toronto’s capacity to welcome the Syrian refugees who will be joining our communities and has urged Torontonians to continue to welcome newcomers with open arms stating: “That has been our strength, as we have embraced newcomers and they have responded with hard work and with accomplishment. And the Syrians will be no different if we welcome them with generosity and support as we have always done with newcomers in the past.”
Photo album for John Tory Visit today to the Arab Community Centre

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) is one of the city’s community organizations and settlement agencies that is mobilizing support systems for refugees and assisting newcomer refugee families. As a settlement agency of over 40 years, the ACCT has a long history of welcoming and supporting refugee newcomers to Canada.
The ACCT’s Executive Director, Ms. Huda Bukhari re-iterated Mayor Tory’s confidence saying: “It is important to act quickly, and we will be expanding our existing programs to support and resettle refugees in the increased numbers this coming year. With the coordination and support of the City of Toronto and other partners, we can rise up to this great challenge.”
About the Arab Community Centre of Toronto:
The Centre has been providing settlement services to newcomers to Toronto since 1974. Services include settlement counseling, youth programs, and skills-development for immigrants and refugees in the Greater Toronto Area, in both of Canada’s official languages, along with services in Arabic, Assyrian, Chaldean, Berber, French and Urdu.
Find out how you can assist refugees in settling in Toronto by contacting the Arab Community Centre at 416.231.7746 or visit

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