A world in crisis
The world is facing the worst refugee crisis in history. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds and one in every 110 people globally is either a refugee, a refugee claimant or an internally displaced person. MCC Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Refugee Programs provide hope for LGBTQ+ refugees and refugee claimants in Canada who have experienced persecution, violence, or risk to their lives in their home countries.
We are a Sponsorship Agreement Holder and have sponsored 35 refugees from Middle Eastern and African countries where it is dangerous to be LGBTQ+, including some where the penalty is death. As well, over 3000 refugee claimants have benefited from our programs and services . We advocate with our allies for improvements to refugees quality of life and the conditions and struggles they faced abroad and here in Canada.