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BVOR Fund 2019
Sponsoring a refugee is one of the most meaningful things a person can do in their life. Sponsors provide a human connection to help resettled refugees feel welcome in their new community, while directly contributing to the global humanitarian effort.
Community sponsorship through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program mobilizes and empowers ordinary individuals to play a leading role in welcoming refugees and helping them settle in their communities. Sponsors commit to providing settlement support for the duration of the sponsorship period. These supports include finding housing, providing furniture, clothing, and other basic necessities, orienting newly arrived refugees to the transportation system, connecting them with community services, offering friendship and moral support, and much more. In Canada, the sponsorship lasts a year, but typically the friendships and deep bonds that are formed endure far beyond the initial sponsorship period.
The individuals and families who are resettled under this program are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, having fled their countries due to violence, war, persecution and widespread human rights violations. Their resettlement to Canada, with your support, offers them an opportunity to rebuild their lives.
“This has been one of the most piercingly human experiences of my life, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be contributing in a small way to making the world a better place. Make no mistake: this is a big undertaking, and a significant time and emotional commitment. But it is worth every moment of personal investment, and I would recommend experiencing the unique privilege of refugee sponsorship to every Canadian.” – Sponsor, 2018 BVOR Fund
Make a donation below, for any amount, starting at $10, to support the resettlement and sponsorship of refugees to Canada.
Or make a large donation of $15,000 USD to a sponsoring group in Canada. We encourage communities from churches, mosques, synagogues, book clubs, running clubs and more, to consider the goal of fundraising the full amount needed for a sponsorship in order to be virtually matched with a sponsoring group in Canada. In this way, you will be able to see and feel the impact of your generous donation in real time.
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