Refugee Support Group

Refugee Support Group

Christ Church Cathedral has a long history of supporting refugee families. In September 2018, an Eritrean refugee arrived, and later in the month, the Refugee Support Group welcomed three more members of the Syrian Alali family to Canada. They were living in Iraq and fled ISIS by escaping to Indonesia. The young couple are both university trained, he is an accountant and she as an early childhood educator. They have reunited with his mother and brother, already settled here, after not seeing each other for several years. Safia, the mother, is the sister to the wife in a family brought over six years ago by the Church of St. John the Divine. Safia and her son have adjusted well to life here. Although Safia has a number of health problems and has experienced so much trauma in her life, she continues to be positive and persists with her English classes. 

 

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 5.00 pm in the Deanery or at the call of the chair.

For more information please contact Joan Duckett: [email protected]

To visit the Diocesan website page on Refugee Sponsorship please click here

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Welcome Arrival

There were tears of gratitude and joy at Victoria Airport on September 27 when Safia and Saddam Alali welcomed family members Abdulmalik, Jasameen and Mustafa Alali to Canada. (see Victoria News article) With them... Read More