The Interfaith Refugee Partnership is a coalition of faith and community groups in Kingston, Ontario. It was formed in 2015 to support, resettle, and advocate for refugees.
So far we have been blessed to bring to Canada 5 Syrian families and 1 Syrian individual: 34 new Canadians!
Because of the COVID restrictions, we have been unable to advance our work: we continue to wait for the clearance of three more people who are presently in Beirut and Egypt.
To bring these households to Canada, we have sometimes signed agreements with the Islamic Society of Kingston, Immigration Services of Kingston and Area, HARS-Reelout, and individuals to share funding and volunteer support responsibilities. Meanwhile we have received generous support from our interfaith partners and from the wider community. Thank you!
Today, there are over 79 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, and over 25 million people forcibly displaced from their countries. Let’s build on our experience and continue to extend a hand in welcome.
- 24 year old humanitarian worker with a law degree
- A couple, both aged thirty; he is a human rights worker
- A 30 year old engineer