Sponsoring a Refugee Family

St. Paul's has sponsored a refugee family of three from Myanmar (formerly Burma), in partnership with the federal government (BVOR). They are part of a minority in Myanmar called Chin.

Update as of May 18, 2016

Here are the links to a couple of articles with more information:

Article from Inside Halton

Article from CBC News

Contact the Refugee Sponsorship team at helparefugeeoakville@hotmail.com.

You can also see this brochure, fill it out, and turn it into the church office or mail it.

Frequently asked questions

Who are the sponsors?

St Paul's United Church, Oakville & Glen Abbey United Church, Oakville

What does a sponsor do?

Provides support: income, housing, food, clothing and day to day living for one year.

Who are we sponsoring?

A refugee is someone who has fled their home for their own safety and is greatly in need of support.

How do you know they are refugees?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has compiled a list of refugees which has been vetted by the Canadian Government.

How much money will go to supporting the refugees?

All money will go towards the process of settling refugees.

How much are we asking for?

We have raised in excess of our original goal of $25,000 from the Oakville community.

When will they arrive?

They arrived in December 2015

How can you contact us?

Email: helparefugeeoakville@hotmail.com