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  • EFC Refugees Resettlement initiative established in 2015 and still current, includes helpful resources, contacts and potential partners
  • “How Can Your Church Help Refugees?” EFC webinar from Dec. 8, 2015. Addresses practical questions about how your church can sponsor refugees and best respond to the largest refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War. Learn today from participant questions to our three invited Canadian experts.
  • “How to Help a Refugee Family,” practical two-page article in Faith Today, Nov/Dec 2015, by Debra Fieguth
  • Refugees Fact Sheet in the EFC 2015 Federal Election Kit
  • Open Letter to the federal party leaders, Oct. 5, 2015, by EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger
  • Guide for Churches Working with Immigrants and Refugees: information and practical strategies for Canadian congregations working with and supporting immigrants and refugees. Whether your church has worked with newcomers for years, or is looking for a way to start, this guide is oriented to help you find a way that fits your congregation. The EFC did not have a part in writing this document but we did participate in the background research. (2015) It’s available as a free 31-page PDF in two versions: regular (6.1MB) and compressed (2.8MB)
  • “Partnering to Help Refugees,” “Refugees 101,” “Small Town, Big Lessons,” “Ready to Sponsor?” “Resources to Get You Started.” Articles from Faith Today, Jan/Feb 2012, by Renée James
  • “Refugees in Canada: How Churches Can Welcome the Stranger.” Article from Faith Today, Nov/Dec 2007, by Carey Clark
  • “Strangers in Our Midst: Evangelicals Join Forces to Address the Needs of Refugees in Canada.” Article from Faith Today, Nov/Dec 2004, by Jodi Martens

A roundup of items related to refugees in the EFC Resource Library. These include:

Useful Websites

Canadian Government

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations

Canadian Council for Refugees
Citizens for Public Justice
Kairos Canada
Amnesty International Canada

International Organizations

The Refugee Highway Partnership (headquartered in Canada, connected to the World Evangelical Alliance)
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees
International Organization for Migration

Examples of Christian Refugee Claimant Shelters and Support Centres

Matthew House, Toronto
Matthew House, Fort Erie
Mennonite New Life Centre, Toronto
Micah House, Hamilton
World Vision Refugee Centre, Toronto

Issue: Refugees

EFC Refugees Resettlement Initiative
Canada’s Refugee Determination System
Current Status
What You Can Do

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