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attention: all allocated spots for refugee sponsorship in 2019 have been taken.

If you would like to sponsor for 2020, please call our office after October 1st to make an appointment (250) 386-7781.

Our purpose:



We enable the communities of Vancouver Island to welcome, to engage, and to support refugee newcomers in making Canada their new home.


What We Do

The Anglican Diocese of BC has operated as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder integrating over 400 refugees to Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River and in many other parts of Vancouver Island. We support and enable a variety of faith groups, communities, businesses and local municipalities to make the island a safe, accepting and thriving place for newcomers. Our hope is that all displaced persons will find their home once again.


Refugees Welcomed

Within the past five years, we have welcomed and assisted over 250 refugee newcomers to all parts of Vancouver Island.


Sponsorship Groups

We are privileged to be working with over 65 groups, religious and non-religious, all across Vancouver Island. These groups are the heart of refugee settlement.


Refugees Waiting

Unfortunately, over 200 refugees identified by our office, are waiting for funds, paperwork and sponsors to help them come to Canada.

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april 2018

". . . We want to welcome them with open arms and that's what we love to do as Canadians." 

Liza Glynn, Victoria Refugee Sponsor 



Get Involved

You may be new to learning about the needs of refugees. You may be sponsoring your second family. No matter your background or curiosity, you can get involved and help.



Being connected to newcomer families is a life changing experience. Refugees are waiting for homes on Vancouver Island. And you can be their next home.



The core work of refugee sponsorship is largely due to the volunteers that give their time, skills and energy. We are always seeking more hands to help.

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