Refugee sponsorship is an opportunity in which sponsors walk in step with displaced persons, as they resettle into a local Canadian community. Assisting one family can have an impact for years to come, not only on those who have been sponsored, and those who sponsor, but also the whole community and future generations.
EMCC works together with The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) as our Sponsorship Agreement Holder with the Canadian Government, giving our churches a defined number of sponsorships each year.
IF YOU ARE A REFUGEE:
EMCC does not sponsor refugees directly. It is only through the request of our local churches that refugee sponsorship applications are processed through EMCC World Partners, our Global Mission arm. Many local churches belong to a denomination supporting the sponsorship process in the same way we do. The local church is the place to start looking. We will not forward your information on to them, nor do we have a list of churches looking for refugees to sponsor.
Keep in mind that the government likes to resettle refugees in the same area as other family members. If you have family in Canada, we encourage you to reach out to organizations and churches in their community.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SPONSOR A REFUGEE:
World Refugee Day
A Sponsorship Guide
If your group is not in a position to take on a sponsorship at this time but is interested in helping other sponsoring groups to meet the financial commitments required for sponsorship, consider making a donation to our Refugee Fund.
We’d love to pursue this further with you! Please send us an email to begin a dialogue: firstname.lastname@example.org