Bringing a refugee family to Toronto!
Syria to the 6 is a group of Torontonians who raised money to bring a Syrian refugee family to "The 6", our lovely home of Toronto through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
Many of us have felt helpless and distraught as we witness the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Almost 4 million people have fled Syria since the start of the conflict, most of them women and children. The fate that awaits these families as they pile onto rickety boats is often tragedy. We cannot turn our backs on them in their time of need.
How wonderful would it be to lift a family far away from that life, to begin anew? To change their path in a world far away from war, fear and poverty?
The federal government's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program allows small groups of individuals (Groups of Five) to sponsor one or more refugees. The sponsors must provide financial and emotional support, including help for housing, clothing and food for at least one year.
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