Refugee Sponsorship

Ethopian Family

The Ethiopian couple we sponsored are in their mid-thirties with no children. They were living in Kenya, after having suffered violence and torture in their own country. Their case was deemed to be urgent, as they had been awaiting sponsorship for a long time and were in danger of losing their place among those accepted to come to Canada. We were thrilled to be able to sponsor them, and they arrived in Calgary in September 2016.  They were quickly settled in a fully furnished apartment. Both were immediately enrolled in full-time English classes, and before the end of our official sponsorship year, both were working part-time as well. The husband is now employed full-time and the wife continues to work part-time and attend full-time English classes. We continue to see them socially and to support the further development of their English skills.

Iraqi Family

The Ethiopian couple we sponsored are in their mid-thirties with no children. They were living in Kenya, after having suffered violence and torture in their own country. Their case was deemed to be urgent, as they had been awaiting sponsorship for a long time and were in danger of losing their place among those accepted to come to Canada. We were thrilled to be able to sponsor them, and they arrived in Calgary in September 2016.  They were quickly settled in a fully furnished apartment. Both were immediately enrolled in full-time English classes, and before the end of our official sponsorship year, both were working part-time as well. The husband is now employed full-time and the wife continues to work part-time and attend full-time English classes. We continue to see them socially and to support the further development of their English skills.

Donations

Tax receipts will be issued for all donations. All money donated will go toward Refugee Sponsorship, not the Calgary Unitarians.

Please contact the Refugee Committee if you wish to donate, want further information, or are interested in joining the committee.