Our Founding Partners

Afghan Canadian Response
Afghan Women’s Organization
Association for Canadian Studies
B.C Refugee Hub
Canada Visa
Canadian Afghan Lawyers’ Association
Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Catholic Crosscultural Services
Centre for Refugee Children
Children Without Borders
City of Toronto
Embers Staffing
Foundation for a Path Forward
Future Ready Initiative
Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council
Hazara Women’s Organization
Immigrant Art & Culture Association
Immigrant Employment Council of BC
Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia
Islamic Relief Canada
Islam Unravelled
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
JIAS Toronto
Jumpstart Refugee Talent
Muslim Food Bank of B.C
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
Paramount Foods
PEN Canada
Scadding Court Community Centre
Scale Without Borders
Sikhs on Campus
Skills for Change
St. Matthew’s House
Talent Lift Canada
Temple Shalom
Ted Rogers School of Management Diversity Institute
The Neighbourhood Organization
United Way of Greater Toronto
Wesley Urban Ministries
Windmill Microlending
World Education Services
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford
World University Service of Canada

Our Supporters

Marufa Shinwari
Marufa Shinwari
Canada prides itself in welcoming refugees who enrich our society and strengthen our communities. The Afghan crisis requires urgent attention and action. We can all pitch in to make a difference in the lives of refugees.
Rana Hazarat
Rana Hazarat
We must help the Afghan people, who have worked tirelessly on initiatives that reflect the principles we, as Canadians, hold dear to our hearts, such as freedom of speech, human rights, and women’s rights.
Tamana Hafid
Tamana Hafid
There is a massive humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan with millions of lives at stake. As Canadians, it is our calling to extend a helping hand to save as many lives as possible by welcoming refugees.
Rachel Pulfer
Rachel Pulfer
This is a humanitarian disaster on a scale unlike any I have seen, in 11 years of working in war zones. As Canadians, we have a moral obligation to step up and help those who wish to find their way to a new life in Canada. I am honoured to be a part of this effort.
Hila Taraky
Hila Taraky
Canada remains committed to supporting the Afghan people and our commitment is more important now than ever before. We must work together, pool our resources and present innovate solutions to meet the needs of Afghan refugees.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
shortly after Hong Kong fell to the Japanese, my family and I fled to Canada in August 1942. Since then, Canada has continued to welcome refugees from around the world, especially during humanitarian crises like the one that Afghanistan is facing. Canada’s Operation Lifeline in 1979 demonstrated a proactive and innovative approach with Canada going to the refugees rather than waiting for them to make their way to us. Canadians from all corners of the country also became private sponsors to support the 60,000 Indochinese refugees. In 2015, Canadians came together once again to make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugees. The past has taught us that Canada always responds and we must do it again. The Afghan people need us.
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Govenor of Ontario
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Govenor of Ontario
The strength of this province rests in how we treat those most vulnerable and in need. As a community we have come together in the past to meet the needs of refugees and I am proud to see Ontarians and Canadians doing that again in response to the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan. Caring Ontarians are once more digging deep to welcome newcomers into our neighbourhoods and family.

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