fence chain linkAs a refugee in the world today, we are aware of your need for a solution to your forced displacement.

Unfortunately, there are millions of refugees looking for sponsors, and not all Canadians are aware of the ability and privilege they have to privately sponsor refugees.

A big part of the work we do is getting the word out to the people we are connected with, helping them to understand that they can sponsor a refugee family.

The AGC is a sponsorship agreement holder (SAH) that operates nationally.

This means that we are powerless to sponsor refugees directly; it is the churches associated with us  that become sponsoring groups. Although we speak regularly with our churches, explaining the refugee crisis and the need for more sponsoring groups, we receive far more requests asking for assistance than we have church groups able to sponsor. Unfortunately, the list of people looking for sponsors is long, and the chance of a sponsorship group coming available is very slim. 

In the meantime, here is a link to the Canadian government website which explains how to know if you are eligible for the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program. 

Here also is a link that poses some frequently asked questions about eligibility that may further help you determine if you would be admissible and eligible for sponsorship.

After reading the above links carefully, if you believe you are eligible, our best advice is to contact churches of all kinds in Canada looking for one that would be willing to sponsor you and your family. When a church approaches their own Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) saying they would like to sponsor refugees, then a SAH is able to help them do that.

There is no church that we know of looking for someone to sponsor and so we have no contact information to give you. For your information, all the email addresses that contain “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” or ""This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." forward to this office, as this is where work on behalf of refugees happens for the Associated Gospel Churches (AGC) in Canada. These addresses do not go to local churches but rather to staff of the AGC. People at these addresses forward any emails from or about refugees to this office. 

May God have mercy and help as you continue to look for a solution to your forced exile.

"I cannot do everything, but I must not do nothing."

- Baronness Caroline Cox

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