WAYS TO HELP: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response
May 28, 2016
Now in its fifth year, the Syrian conflict has displaced millions of refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries. There are a number of ways for members of the public to help as Newfoundland and Labrador prepares to receive and resettle Syrian refugees.
If you would like to more information on the ways you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Become a Co-Sponsor
In 2014, the Association for New Canadians was designated as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This designation allows the organization to coordinate the private sponsorship of refugees to the province. As part of this Program, individuals and groups in the community (“Co-Sponsors”) are able to partner with the Association to help sponsor refugees overseas.
As a Co-Sponsor, individuals and groups commit to providing 6 to 12 months of financial support to the refugee(s), as well as day-to-day settlement support during their first year in Canada.
The ANC has numerous ways in which you can volunteer to support the settlement and integration of newcomers in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information on volunteer opportunities with the ANC, please contact email@example.com.
The Association is welcoming any leads from the public regarding available housing for refugees arriving in the province. If you have an apartment or house that you would be willing to offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association is welcoming any leads on potential interpreters to assist refugees as they navigate their new community while learning English. If you are interested in becoming an interpreter please email email@example.com.
All donations to the ANC’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund are tax-deductible, and all funds raised will be used to support local efforts to privately sponsor refugees.
Donations can be made in-person at our Main Office located at 144 Military Road, via PayPal on the ANC's website at www.ancnl.ca, or by mail to:
Association for New Canadians
144 Military Road
St. John's NL
You can also donate to a number of organizations to support their efforts in assisting refugees, including the UNHCR (www.unhcr.ca), the Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca), World Vision (www.worldvision.ca), Oxfam (www.oxfam.ca), and War Child (www.warchild.ca).
For answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the private sponsorship of refugees, please read our FAQ here.
To view a PowerPoint presentation on the private sponsorship of refugees, please click here.
For more information on privately sponsoring Syrian refugees, please click here.
For details on the roles and responsibilities of Co-Sponsors and the ANC, please read our Info Sheet here.
The Association for New Canadians would like to thank the public for their continued generosity in supporting refugees in the province, including donations to its Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund.