If you would like to share the freedom, we have in Canada with LGBTQ+ people who are in danger in other countries, and help them become settled refugees in Canada, please consider providing financial support for our work. You can be a monthly donor for $10 or more a month or make a one-time donation to the Refugee Fund. Monthly donations are set up as automatic withdrawals from your credit card or bank account. This reduces our administrative costs and helps us plan ahead.
Cheques can be mailed to:
ATTN John Farrell
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 1A1
Please note on your cheque that it is for the Refugee Fund.
All donations are tax deductible. MCC Toronto is a registered charity with CRA.
To stay up-to-date on issues and contribute to a collective voice on changes needed, MCC Toronto through our LGBTQ+ Refugee Programs is a member of the Canadian Rainbow Coalition for Refuge (CRC4R), the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH association), the 2SLGBTQ Service Provider Network and the LGBTQ+ Settlement Network of Toronto. We also sit in the Executive Committee at CCR. We use our experience working with LGBTQ+ refugees who are trying to navigate the complex refugee system to advocate for changes to protection mechanisms in Canada.
We work with other refugee service providers in Toronto to avoid duplication and promote good relationships.
We have formal partnerships with Constituent Groups (organizations and teams of people) to help them sponsor LGBTQ+ refugees. One of our main partners is Rainbow Railroad, through us they submit application for refugee sponsorship to the government of Canada, as the only Sponsorship Agreement Holder in Canada that works exclusively with LGBTQ+_ refugees. We also provide support and oversight for all of Rainbow Railroads sponsorships.
We work to educate our congregation and the public about the particular challenges faced by LGBTQ+ refugees around the world and here in Canada.