Afghan Refugee Resettlement in Niagara Updates
April 12, 2022
Afghan interpreters fear families 'forgotten' by Canada.
Afghan refugees approved for Canada relocation languish in Pakistan: ‘We are forgotten’
April 2, 2022
'Don't forget Afghanistan,' says Winnipegger who has waited years for sister to come to Canada.
March 30, 2022
Canada marks 10,000 arrivals of Afghan refugees! For more information, please click here.
January 31, 2022
We are partnering with Lifeline Afghanistan to fundraise in support of Afghans resettling in Niagara Region, Toronto and the GTA.
December 12, 2021
Emily Kovacs, Executive Director at Niagara Folk Arts speaks on the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) with Matt Holmes News talk 610 CKTB.
December 8, 2021
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre to resettle Government assisted Afghan refugees in the Niagara Region. Emily Kovacs, Executive Director at Niagara Folk Arts coverage on the Afghan resettlement efforts with Tom McConnell News talk 610 CKTB.
December 8, 2021
Niagara set to take in 24 vulnerable refugee families from Afghanistan following Taliban takeover.
December 2, 2021
As Canada continues to welcome Afghan refugees, private sponsors across the country are stepping up. As part of the continued work to support Afghan refugees, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced the arrival of the first charter flight of privately sponsored Afghan refugees.
November 24, 2021
The Government of Canada remains committed to bringing as many vulnerable Afghans as possible to safety. As part of the continued work to support Afghan refugees, The Government of Canada has announced new measures for extended families of Afghan interpreters.
Effective November 1, 2021, we will be accepting the following items for drop off:
The drop off location will be announced prior to that date.
• Brand NEW items of hygiene kits (socks, underwear, toothbrush, tooth paste, hair products, women’s hygiene items, diapers, baby formula, deodorants, hats, scarves, backpack and school supplies, detergents, shampoo, soap, children’s toys, coats jackets, etc.)
• New small household items like curtains and dishes
• Brand new clothing
Please note we are NOT accepting large furniture items at this point.
We do not accept drop offs without notice. We will only accept PRE-ARRANGED appointments.
After November 1, 2021, please contact Edmund Frye by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 905-685-6589 ext 232 to arrange a drop off.
September 17, 2021
Canada has committed to supporting and evacuating vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada who are fearing persecution. Your financial support is appreciated.
September 8, 2021
Volunteers on the list will soon receive an invitation to attend a volunteer orientation session. Date and time to be announced.
August 26, 2021
Assistance for Canadians and permanent residents in Afghanistan
August 18, 2021
We are currently accepting volunteers to be added to the volunteer list to assist with the Afghan refugees in Niagara.
We will require:
• Your name
• Phone number
• How you are interested in helping
We will contact you with further details when more information becomes available.
Please email Anna Belanger - (email@example.com) to be added to the list.
August 17, 2021
We are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans. The images are truly heartbreaking and seeing people cling to planes and losing their lives in desperation is almost impossible to watch.
To our Afghan community, we are here and ready to help and we will stay up to date on all of these developments. The Government of Canada has announced it will resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghans whose lives are under threat.
The new resettlement efforts will include vulnerable groups:
• women and children
• human rights defenders
• persecuted religious minorities
• LGBTI individuals
• family members of previously resettled interpreters
Canada will continue to implement the special immigration program for Afghans who contributed to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Many Afghans arriving from this special program will need our help getting settled in their new Canadian homes.
If you’d like to join the effort already underway to resettle Afghan refugees, learn how you can donate or volunteer or email Anna Belanger - firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list with your name and email/phone number to be added to a list of volunteers wishing to help those that arrive in the Niagara region.
Full press release here.
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