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Private Sponsorship and Resettlement

We exclusively work with the LGBTQ+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people), that is, with people who are facing persecution based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.

MCC Toronto is the only Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) in Canada that exclusively serves the global LGBTQ+ community.

If you identify as LGBTQ+ and you are facing persecution based on your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, we might be able to help you if you are currently living outside your country of origin and you have the intention of remaining outside your country of origin permanently. In this case, please submit the contact form on this page or send an email to refugeesettlement@mcctoronto.com.

Please note, our wait list for private sponsorship requests/referrals is currently CLOSED. Details of new inquires will be kept on file, and applicants may be contacted once the wait list reopens

Within your country of origin

If you identify as LGBTQ+, and you are facing persecution based on your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, but you are currently living in your country of origin, we cannot help you at the moment, however, we encourage you to contact Rainbow Railroad. (Rainbow Railroad helps people who live in their country of origin and are experience serious threats to their freedom, safety and/or life due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, to travel to safety.)

LGBTQ+ only

If you do not identify as LGBTQ+, we cannot help you. We encourage you to contact other Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH). For a list of SAH and their contact information please follow the link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/sponsor/list-sponsors.asp