The Refugee Strategy and Fundraising Advisory Committee is a group of experienced volunteers who develop program strategy to recommend to the MCC Toronto’s Board of Directors, oversee implementation of approved strategy, and raise funds for the LGBTQ+ Refugee Programs.
We always need volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer to work directly with LGBTQ+ refugees by helping them get settled or facilitating peer support activities, it’s important for you to make a one-year commitment to provide consistency for program participants. Other volunteer tasks have more flexible time commitments.
Sponsorship Settlement Team
Volunteers help to integrate LGBTQ+ refugees as they build new lives in Canada. Volunteers help newcomers as they learn to navigate the city and get established. Each sponsored refugee is matched with a team of 5 to 10 volunteers who support them for at least a year as they become settled in Toronto.
Refugee Claimants Program
Volunteers help with weekly Orientation and Information Sessions, and Monthly Refugee Claimant Meetings with refugees and refugee claimants. They can help by facilitating sessions or booking on: community services; preparing for Immigration Refugee Board hearings; orientation to Toronto; wellbeing practices and stress management; employment. They can help at refugee social events and peer support activities.