In 2015, a dedicated group of volunteers from the Redeemer and the wider community came together to support the work of sponsoring individuals and families who are refugees.
Our parish—and others—responded generously, raising over $100,000 in financial commitments. Working closely with the Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA), our parish has been able to sponsor and receive both a young refugee from the Gambia, as well as a family from Myanmar; both were fleeing persecution in their home countries. The Refugee Settlement team worked tirelessly supporting these newcomers to Canada, arranging shelter, schooling, medical care and much, much more.
As these two sponsorships wrap up, the committee is in need of new, dedicated volunteers if we seek to continue to this ministry.
If you feel called to devote time, talent or treasure to this project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Refugee Settlement Interview
On Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Rev’d Paul MacLean, an Honorary Assistant at Church of the Redeemer and a member of the Refugee Settlement Committee, interviewed two other members of the committee in order to give the parish a deeper understanding of the ministry they are pursuing.