From my provincial coordinators, I'm hearing the same thing across Canada, except if there has been an economic downturn in an area, in which case, there is more housing available, which is an unfortunate reality.
When I speak with groups about sponsorship, I will show them what a government-assisted refugee will be getting and tell them that this is their benchmark in terms of what they need to provide support. Inevitably, they'll look at that and say that it's not enough. I'll say that if they think that's not enough, then there are a lot of government-assisted refugees over the years who have had to live on that and have struggled, and that is based on the social assistance levels in their area.
This is not just a problem for Syrians; this is a problem for a lot of low-income people across Canada.