Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Sponsorship includes financial support for the first year in Canada plus start-up costs for items such as clothing and furniture. We sponsor using different government programs: Rainbow Refugee Assistance program (Rainbow RAP), Blended Visa Office Referred program (BVOR) and sometimes we become community sponsors to government sponsored refugees through the Joint Assistance Sponsorship program (JAS). If you would like to know more about our sponsorships and would like to be involved in the beautiful work of bringing hope to and LGBTQ+ refugee, please contact us at refugeesettlement@mcctoronto.com  

We provide ‘wrap-around’ supports needed to help a refugee build a new life in Canada.​

We help sponsored refugees find housing, access language training, healthcare, counselling, education, employment and other services. We assist with required paperwork and we provide orientation to banking, transportation, and city resources. We also provide emotional, social and spiritual support if desired.

A volunteer Settlement Team, supported by our LGBTQ+ Refugee Programs staff, will work with a sponsored refugee for a minimum of 12 months.