What is Lifeline Challenge?

Lifeline Challenge engages Canadians to support private sponsorship in various ways, including by becoming an individual or community sponsor, donating, or volunteering time or expertise to support private sponsorship.

Lifeline Challenge also works with citizens, donors, community organizations and employers to develop and deliver innovative education, training and employment pathways and strategies for refugees fleeing to Canada.

It is a non-partisan network of hundreds of dedicated individuals and organizations responding to humanitarian crisis around the world including those in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

The Lifeline Challenge includes Lifeline Afghanistan which was co-Founded by Senator Ratna Omidvar, journalist, author and human rights activist, Sally Armstrong, Wendy Cukier, founder of the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Diversity Institute and Hila Taraky, lawyer and partner of Arfocus Lega.

It’s easy to get involved

Opportunities for individuals and organizations to support newcomers to Canada range from individual or corporate mentorship, job placements to private sponsorship and donations. Or sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on Lifeline Challenge programs and activities, and see how you can make a difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada.

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