About Us


Our Mission

To provide aid and assistance to refugees and immigrants in need that are victims of war, persecution, unfair discrimination, or natural disasters by operating a sponsorship program to Canada.

To provide 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

Karen Goldenberg, Chair
Gary Rose
Martin Mark
David Kornhauser
Emmanuel Didier
Deborah Glatter
Anat Werheim
Daniel Grzymisch

Our Staff

Debbie Rose, Executive Director
[email protected]

Aimee Nikmard, Executive Assistant

Patron and Founder

Irving Weisdorf

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

Richmond Hill Welcome Center
York Region District School Board
York Catholic District School Board
Family Services York Region
St. Matthew's United Church
The Mozuud Freedom Foundation
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Lodzer Synagogue
Human Endeavour
Beth Emeth Bais Yehudah Synagogue
Jewish Immigration Aid Service (JIAS)
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)
One Free World International (OFWI)
Operation Ezra


We are counting on you for your support.  Please give generously to Project Abraham.