We are a group of Sooke region residents who are sponsoring an Iraqi refugee family.

The parents and their two daughters, 13 and 21, were forced to flee Mosul when it was taken over by ISIS in 2014. They are now struggling to survive as refugees in Lebanon.

The family's application has been approved by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. We expect to welcome them to Sooke spring or early summer, 2017.

Our job as sponsors:

  • Help them through the application process to come to Canada.
  • Pay all the family's expenses for at least a year.
  • Guide the family as they learn about life in Canada.
  • Support them in their efforts to become self-sufficient as soon as possible.

Thanks to tremendous community support we have raised the minimum $50,000 we need for the family's living expenses. We continue to welcome donations of goods or funds to help furnish the household.

All monetary donations are 100% tax-deductible.

 
100% as of Jul 2017 100% as of July 2017
 
 
 
Refugees pay their own way to Canada.
Source: Evaluation of the Immigration Loan Program, Research and Evaluation Branch of IC, September 2015
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