Thanks so much for your interest in supporting our sponsorship group. We are a group of friends from Toronto with the common goal of helping a refugee family settle in our city.
On December 5, 2018, we welcomed a family of three from Iran at Pearson Airport. They had been living in Turkey for several years and were relieved to land in Toronto and reunite with family members who had arrived in Canada sometime earlier. We spent the next few weeks getting to know them, searching for suitable housing and completing various administrative tasks.
The family is now settled into a cozy home in North York. The parents attend ESL school for 3 hours daily while their six-year-old son goes to a local public school. The son is thriving: he has made friends, his English language skills exponentially improve each day and he is looking forward to joining a soccer team when the weather warms up (perhaps hockey next winter!). They love their new home and the security that it has given them.
We have crafted a budget for the family that will set them up for success when our one year sponsorship commitment is over. With your generosity, we can ensure that the family is able to focus on improving their English so they are ready for the Canadian job market in the near future. Every dollar given will go directly to the family and is deeply and truly appreciated.
Thanks for your support