With all the recent media concentration on the refugee crisis in Europe and worldwide, many Canadians are wondering how they can help.
In Williams Lake, there is a growing group of people organizing to sponsor a refugee family, says Sharon Taylor, settlement practitioner
with the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society
“Even though the newly elected Liberal government has pledged to support 25,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq this year, the existing process for sponsoring refugees remains quite complicated,” Taylor says.
Rather than have several different organizations in town duplicate each other’s research and efforts, the plan is to get together and see who else is considering sponsorship, what information everyone has gathered, and how people can support each other.
A meeting will take place at the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society building at 118C North First Ave. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for a public discussion about local refugee sponsorship efforts.
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