How to Help

Learn more about how you can help refugees. 

Photo: ©UNHCR/Lilly Carlisle

Right now, more than 80 million people worldwide are displaced by war, violence, persecution or natural disasters—that’s more than double the population of Canada. The refugees we help work hard to rebuild their daily lives, but no one can do it alone. 

We are grateful to the many individuals, corporations and foundations—people like you—who have supported UNHCR’s life-saving work. If you are wondering how to help refugees, there are many ways you can take action in your own community. You can host an event or fundraiser on our behalf, become a corporate partner or invest in our programs as a monthly donor. Thousands of caring and concerned Canadians from coast to coast are already working together to provide a brighter future for refugees—join us today.


Building partnerships that create impact. 

Monthly Donors

Make a difference in refugees’ lives every day.

Educational Tools

Tools and resources for Canadian classrooms. 

Cash Assistance

Our cash assistance provides monthly cash transfers to refugee families who are in desperate need of food, access to medical care and other basics of life. 

Rebuilding Lives

Long after emergencies have left the headlines, UNHCR remains on the ground to help revive devastated communities and help displaced families restart their lives. 

Fundraise With Us

Support refugees by fundraising with UNHCR Canada.

Our Story

UNHCR is a lifeline for people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. We help them survive, recover and build a better future. As the world’s leading refugee agency, we provide and coordinate international relief for displaced people at every stage of their situation—in emergencies and in long-term camps and settlements, eventually helping them return home safely or rebuild their lives elsewhere. 

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