How to become a refugee sponsor

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Publication: Canadian Mennonite
Date published: June 14, 2010
Language: English
PMID: 55064
ISSN: 1480042X
Journal code: CAMN

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario assists refugees who have suffered persecution, violence and human rights abuses to resettle in Canada through partnerships with churches and other constituencies.

In partnership with constituent churches, the refugee sponsorship program facilitates the process of refugee sponsorship to Canada. Churches or constituent groups commit to provide the sponsored family with housing, financial support for food, clothing, transportation and other materials needed for one year.

As refugees are resettled, they are given the gift of a new beginning.

Training opportunities and support are provided to the sponsoring churches throughout the stages of the process.

Sponsorship priorities include women at risk, large families and families with no links to Canada. Cases for resettlement are referred to MCC by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, MCC partners overseas, churches and families.

With the support of MCC, Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches can help to welcome refugees to Canada. By offering hospitality, you can be assured that the king will say to you, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for we" (Matthew 25:40).

For more information, contact Moses Moini at or call toll-free at 1-888-622-6337.

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