Church groups have the opportunity to walk in step with displaced persons, as they resettle into local Canadian communities. 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 collaborates 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. EMCC and World Partners do not sponsor refugees directly, but assist our churches in their support of refugees and New Canadians.
The Sponsorship Guide and Additional Resources describe various kinds of sponsorships for you can consider:
It is only through the request of our local churches that refugee sponsorship applications are processed through EMCC World Partners. 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.