About Us


Our Mission

To provide aid and assistance to refugees and immigrants in need that are survivors of war, persecution, unfair discrimination, or natural disasters by providing settlement services, education, counselling, and other support services for immigrants and refugees in need, including language instruction, employment training, job search programs, translation services, referral services, and information programs on Canadian culture and life.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the leading resettlement organization supporting victims of persecution, empowering them to create a future for themselves and their children as fully integrated Canadian citizens.



Our Board of Directors

Anat Wertheim, Chair
Karen Goldenberg
Gary Rose
David Kornhauser
Emmanuel Didier
Deborah Glatter
Alan Frank
Ellen Passmore
Mark Anshan
David Taylor
Dalzar Abdullah

Our Staff

Helen Latimer, Executive Director
[email protected]

Aimee Nikmard, YES! Program Coordinator
Trudi Rutherford, Program Director

Patron and Founder

Irving Weisdorf, PCF Souvenirs

Major Donors

Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation
Steven Salamon and Karen Goos
Gil Aharon and Michelle Portnoy 
Gerry and Sonia Rowan
Sylvia Aikins
Pamela and Marvin Tarek
John Keating
Dentons Canada LLP
Audrey and Peter Diamant
Chisvin Family Philanthropic Fund

Our Partners

  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
  • Jewish Immigration Aid Service (JIAS)
  • Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)
  • CAMH
  • Lamp Lifeboat Ladder
  • Richmond Hill Welcome Center
  • York Region District School Board
  • Family Services York Region
  • Operation Ezra
  • St. Matthew's United Church
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  • Lodzer Synagogue
  • Working Women of the World (WWOW)
  • Canadian Resettlement Society (CSR)
  • Catholic Refugee Sponsors Council
  • The Artemis Project
  • Human Endeavour
  • Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT)
  • Yezidi Human Rights Organization International
  • Canadian Jews and Friends of Yezidis
  • Holy Blossom Temple
  • Congregation Darchei Noam
  • National Council of Jewish Women (Toronto)
  • Grandmothers to Grandmothers (The Stephen Lewis Foundation)
  • Ve'ahavta



Supporting Sponsors








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