Sponsor 500 Refugees to Canada
Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their homelands and can't voluntarily return. They have been persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion. Sponsorship is a ministry of compassion, hospitality, friendship and support.
Our partner, Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is a Master Agreement Holder. Through CLWR, congregations can sponsor refugees. CLWR has the wisdom, experience and guidance to support congregations choosing to commit to sponsorships.
It costs about $6,000 to sponsor one refugee (i.e. a family of four counts as four people). Along with financial commitments, sponsorship involves social and emotional support as people adapt to a new society, form new community and adopt a new homeland. Sponsorship is a long-term commitment as it can take years to process a refugee claim.
Welcoming refugees is a tangible expression that human beings are not for sale.