The Saugeen Shores Refugee Fund was launched in September 2015 by a group of residents of Port Elgin and Southampton, ON.
We are deeply concerned about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and have decided to take action by raising funds to sponsor a family to come to our community. Once we have raised the money, we could have a family here within 1 to 6 months.
The 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.
UPDATE: The 14-member Alibrahim family arrived January 30, 2016 and has been integrating well into life in Saugeen Shores. The SSRF group intends to continue sponsoring refugee families to this area for as long as we have funds to do so. A timeline for the arrival of a second family, however, is not yet known. As of Dec 2016, we are still waiting for matching to recommence between sponsor groups and UN status refugees. Updates will be available on this website as we learn more.