Since September 2015, MCC Ontario has partnered with over 220 sponsoring groups in more than 50 cities across Ontario. We’ve witnessed a truly unprecedented outpouring of support, compassion, and commitment from municipalities, community groups, neighbourhood associations, and churches alike.
This is the story of one sponsoring group in Waterloo Region. They, like so many others, were deeply moved by the flight of so many refugees fleeing violence in Syria. Their response was that of many Canadians, saying simply, “We have to do something.”
This short video details the group’s initial meeting of their family of Syrian newcomers, welcoming them to their new home, and reflecting on the sponsorship process.