The Saugeen Shores Refugee Fund was launched in September 2015 by a group of residents of Port Elgin and Southampton, ON.
We were deeply concerned about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and decided to take action by raising funds to sponsor a family to come to our community. Our efforts were successful and within three months, we welcomed the 14-member Al Ibrahim family from Syria.
In October 2017, another refugee family arrived, this time from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. We had raised enough money to sponsor a second time round, which was an incredibly privileged situation in which to be.
The sponsorship process is being facilitated by Mennonite Central Committee, a non-governmental organization with a long and well-respected history of refugee resettlement in North America.
If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page.