Alberta

Today, there are over 70.8 million people displaced worldwide. Around the world, people become refugees when they are forced to flee their homes due to conflict or violence.

Since 1979 MCC has helped refugees who have no prospect of returning home to start a new life in Canada through our sponsorship programs.

MCC Alberta works to:

  • Promote refugee sponsorship and support churches through the process 
  • Inform Canadians about refugee policies and advocate for fair legislation
  • Provide resettled refugees support and help with settlement into Alberta

Our Private Refugee Sponsorship Programs include:

Learn more about refugee sponsorship

For inquiries or to obtain more information, please contact Tyler Retzlaff at tylerretzlaff@mccab.ca

 

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British Columbia

MCC’s Refugee and Newcomers Assistance Program seeks to share God’s love with refugees and newcomers in the areas of sponsorship, family reunification, settlement, and integration into Canadian society.

Refugee and Newcomer's Sponsorship

MCC works with refugees and displaced people in many forgotten places around the world. MCC BC also assists refugees by working with churches to sponsor refugees to come to Canada, and through our refugee office in Vancouver that assists refugee claimants (asylum seekers already in Canada).

 

Rena (pictured with her family) are refugees from Syria.MCC photo/Luke Tilley

For more details, contact Jennifer Mpungu at 1-604-850-6639, toll-free 1-888-622-6337, or by email at refugee@mccbc.ca.

Refugee Claimant Assistance Program

With nowhere left to turn, MCC stands in the gap, assisting individuals in appealing the initial decision for their claim. We help individuals navigate the legal processes, giving them tools to be able to represent themselves and tell their unique story. 

 

Jose hasn't lived in his home country of El Salvador since he was 8.MCC photo/Luke Tilley

 For more details, contact Gerarldo Munarriz at 1-604-325-5524.

 

Manitoba

We’re so thankful for the many people who want to help welcome refugees to Manitoba, as sponsors, volunteers or donors.

Through MCC Manitoba’s Migration and Resettlement Program we seek to:

  • Promote refugee sponsorship, linking refugees to sponsors in Canada
  • Support churches and community groups through the process of welcoming refugees
  • Provide public education on the plight of refugees
  • Advocate for fair legislation and help Manitobans get involved

While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of people in need, there are ways you can get involved and make a difference:

Interested in sponsoring refugees? MCC is accepting Expression of Interest applications starting January 1 until January 31, 2020.

 

Click here for the application

 

For more information, please contact us at 204-925-1910:

Private Sponsorship of Refugee (PSR) - Maysoun Darweesh 

Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) - Belloty Kabamba Braun

Ontario

We are in urgent need of sponsors - we have many refugees who are waiting for sponsors to bring them to Canada. The good news is, these refugees are coming through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Initiative.

Why is this good news? BVOR has several key benefits over the conventional 'private' sponsorship:

1) Cost sharing - There is financial help from the federal government - roughly 40% of the year's financial support will come from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

2) The refugees have already been processed and approved by IRCC making them travel-ready. However, they must be matched with a sponsor before they can travel to Canada. Travel in most cases is between 4-16 weeks.

Here are some sample profiles of those waiting for a sponsor.     

We ask that you prayerfully consider opening your hearts to help bring new hope and life to those in search of peace.

Learn more about the Blended Visa Office Referred program and how you can help at choosewelcome.ca

“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest"

 

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Saskatchewan

MCC works with displaced people around the world. Here in Saskatchewan our program works to connect people and resettle families in our communities.

 

Through the Migration and Resettlement program we seek to assist and support those who are interested in sponsoring a refugee(s) by seeking to:

  • Promote refugee sponsorship, linking sponsor groups with refugees around the world in need of resettlement. 
  • Support churches and community groups through the process of welcoming refugees.
  • Provide training and resourcing sponsor groups as they prepare to welcome a family.
  • Supporting both the sponsor group and the newcomer family in the first year of sponsorship.

 

We also seek to educate and advocate on behalf of the over 65 million refugees in the world today. We do this by:

  • Providing public education about the root causes of displacement.
  • Advocating for fair legislation, and helping people in Saskatchewan get involved.

If you are interested in refugee sponsorship or learning more about current refugee realities please contact MCC Saskatchewan’s Migration and Resettlement staff at 306.655.2555.

 

 

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