Refugee Sponsorship

The Refugee Sponsorship Group is a joint undertaking between First Metropolitan, St. John the Divine Anglican Church and other people who would like to support the private sponsorship of refugees. We are working together to sponsor refugees through the Canadian government's Privately Sponsored Refugee Program. As sponsors, we raise the funds needed to support refugees during their first year as well as help with the practical issues of settling into a new country, a new culture and to meet the challenges of learning a new language.

Thanks to all those who have supported refugee sponsorships through your prayers, volunteering and your financial contributions. For more information about our refugee sponsorship activities please contact Janet Gray at 250-478-8066.

How to Donate

Donations by cheque can be dropped off or mailed to the First Metropolitan office, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria, BVC, V8T 1A8. Please include "refugee sponsorship" in the memo field.

To get a charitable tax receipt for your donation, please include your full name and address. You make a regular or one-time donation by credit card through First Metropolitan Canada Helps and select the "Refugee Sponsorship" fund.

Join our Refugee Sponsorship Group

Our group welcomes new members. We are especially looking for individuals with fundraising and event-organizing experience. To learn more about our refugee sponsorship group, please contact Janet Gray at (250) 478-8066.