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EL SALVADOR: Compassion to Action

Those with a concern for the rights of families to be together, free from violence that drives many from their homes , will want to learn about the situation in El Salvador and the Northern Triangle. Foundation... Read More

Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team Meeting

DESCRIPTION Overview of the Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team Update Canada's Refugee Response Private Sponsorship Program: Brief Overview What to expect when you are Sponsoring Refugees Other ways to... Read More

AFTER ARRIVAL: Refugee Workshop

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) would like to invite private sponsors in the Metro Vancouver area to join us for a FREE workshop on the subject of Private Sponsorship of Refugees.   We will be focusing... Read More

Bishop's Fund for Refugee Resettlement

Dear People of the Diocese of New Westminster, In our Gospel reading for this last Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear Mary’s declaration that God “has lifted up the lowly” and “has filled the hungry with... Read More

Updates on Honada's Family

Many thanks to Shannon Muir of St. Agnes for keeping us up-to-date on Honada's family  via her postings on the REST blogsite. Just a reminder that the  family are the first family to arrive in Canada that are part... Read More

UPDATE - Bishop's Fund for Refugee Resettlement

In December of 2015, as the larger culture’s awareness of issues around Refugees grew, and the call to action and the need to be doing something grew in people’s hearts, Bishop Melissa Skelton announced the creation... Read More

Letter from Ministry of Immigration

On December 10, 2017, Bishop Skelton's and Archdeacon Fenton's offices received the following letter from Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the Federal Government of Canada, The Honourable Ahmed... Read More

BVOR Christmas Appeal for Refugee Placement

A Message Forwarded from the Diocesan Refugee Unit (DRU) During this season of giving, please remember the many refugees who need a home. Refugees are in desperate need of Canadian sponsors. Find out how you can... Read More

A Day of Welcome at St. Clement's

 The Parish of St. Clement, Lynn Valley is a lively, diverse and welcoming Christian community that very much enjoys the experience of worshipping together, as well as celebrating together, and being there for one... Read More

Arrival of Newcomers Sponsored by Church of the Holy Trinity, WR

Following two long and often frustrating years, the family sponsored by The Church of the Holy Trinity, White Rock (HTWR) arrived in Vancouver from a refugee camp in Iraq on Tuesday, May 8 in the early afternoon.... Read More