Refugee Sponsorship Program

Application submitted in support of second refugee family  

After considering a number of factors and options, the Refugee Committee recommended, and the Board has approved, that we sponsor a family of three: Khaled’s father, mother and 16 year old brother. Mohammad and Fatemah (the parents) and Abdulrahman fled from Syria at the same time as Khaled and Raweah (2012), and are UN registered refugees currently living in Jordan

Mohammad owned his own construction business in Syria, specializing in aluminum frame windows. He did contracting in other Middle Eastern countries, and speaks some English. His son is studying English, has trained as a barber and is working evenings to help support the family.

Members of the FUCV and Capital congregations have donated the required $30,000 to support our sponsorship application to the government of Canada.

We learned in February 2020 that our new refugee family Mohammad, Fatemah and their son Abdulrahman had been approved as immigrants to Canada pending medical exams and security and criminal background checks.  As of April 2020 we have no further update on their position.
During the current COVID-19 health crisis, the latest online information available from the Government of Canada on refugee applications now in progress is: “Along with our resettlement partners, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), we’ve temporarily paused our refugee resettlement programs impacted by the travel restrictions.  We’ll resume resettling refugees as conditions permit.”
We know the family is in the hearts of all of us who are financially supporting their application and we will provide an update when more information is available.

Please contact Kristina Stevens through our general office if you’d like to volunteer and join us in reuniting this refugee family