For Immediate Release

October 5th, 2015

Mississauga to Host Lifeline Syria Sponsor Information Session

Mississauga – We are opening the doors of City Hall and inviting all residents to participate in a Lifeline Syria Sponsorship Session, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.

“We have all been moved and saddened by this ongoing tragedy,” Crombie said. “This information session will be an important opportunity for people to better understand how they can do their part to support the thousands of families fleeing violence.”

This initiative was proposed during Mayor Crombie’s Community Summit on Syria, held September 21, which brought together community, faith, and business leaders all committed to addressing the Syrian migrant crisis.

The public information session will led by Lifeline Syria. Donations to the Mississauga Fund will be accepted on site via the Lifeline Syria website. Lifeline Syria staff will be there to assist with the donation process.

Event Details

What: Lifeline Syria Sponsor Information Session

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Where: Council Chamber – City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Registration: Those interested in attending this free information session are asked to register at:

This information session is for those who plan to or are considering sponsoring a Syrian refugee with Lifeline Syria. This is not a session for those who wish to sponsor a specific family. The information session will provide an overview of the Syrian refugee crisis and how to become a sponsor followed by a Q&A session.

Residents are invited to share this information with anyone who might be interested in attending.