The Refugee Committee is continuing to explore ways to pressure the Canadian government to bring in approved, privately-sponsored refugees, as promised. Our family was approved in March and should have arrived last fall.
The family of six, two adults and four children, fled for their lives to Turkey in May, 2013. Their three-year-old daughter has lived nearly her whole life in their tent in the refugee camp in Turkey.
The single LGBTQ Iranian woman we sponsored has settled in Victoria.
If you wish to help sponsor you may use your credit card (indicate Refugee Fund). You will receive a tax receipt.
We understand that many of our members and friends are not in a position to contribute financially. If you wish instead to contribute time and talent, please explore the options by emailing Christine Johnston (phone 250-385-5444) or emailing Susan Layng (phone 250-370-2247).