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Refugee Sponsorship Committee Member

(The Church of the Apostles (St James & St Matthias))

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Position ID: V-GUE3248 Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 07 Apr 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementWorking to sponsor a refugee family of four
ContactLaurie Douglas, Chair of the Refugee Committee, Church of the Apostles Guelph; Phone: 519-822-1061; Email:
Duties** Our Refugee Family ** 
In August of 2017, Church of the Apostles was presented with an opportunity to sponsor a refugee family of four. The family fled Sierra Leone and currently resides in Israel. The family has worked diligently completing their part of the refugee process and have overcome many hurdles. We were expecting them to arrive in March 2020 but the pandemic stopped almost all refugees coming to Canada. We have many hopeful signs that this is about to change and we are preparing for the family's arrival. 
The Church of the Apostles is preparing for their arrival in two ways. We are going to do fundraising to cover the expected costs for their first year in Guelph. This work is being carried out by the Refuge Sponsorship Committee. In addition, we are setting up sub-committees that will handle the many tasks required to be completed when the family arrives. Areas to volunteer include:  
* Accommodations and rental search and secure 
* Setting up communication and utilities 
* Accommodations: move and set up 
* Initial food and essentials 
* Transportation to interviews and appointments  
* Settlement and orientation (Registration at government offices including employment, schools) 
* Language/ESL
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Reduced Inequality ; Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
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BenefitsHelp us work towards bringing our refugee family to Guelph. Once the arrive their will be many tasks that need to be completed.
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestFundraising / Canvassing
Skills/ExperienceInterested applicants may have an interest in Social Justice, Refugees, Fundraising, and Project Management
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Depending on what committee you are helping with
Interaction LevelDepending on what committee you are helping with
Dates and TimesDepending on what committee you are helping with
Number of PositionsGuelph 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - We will provide instructions on the Anglican Diocese of Niagara's Policy on working with vulnerable people
Application Deadline30 Apr 2021
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice Check will depend on what committees you volunteer on with the church.
Start DateOn or after 30 Apr 2021
Display Until30 Apr 2021
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Organization NameThe Church of the Apostles (St James & St Matthias)
Office Phone519-822-1061
Address & Map
86 Glasgow St N
Guelph, ON N1H 4W2
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