How will you handle the increased volume of refugees through your partnering SAH?
A SAH is a federally-approved organization, called a Sponsorship Agreement Holder. A SAH is legally mandated to process refugees from their situation abroad, through their immigration to Canada and during their first year in the country. We work with both Jewish Immigration Aid Services (JIAS) and the Office of Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) - a leader in resettling minorities from Iraq. ORAT is committed to provide any additional training, expertise and advice to our volunteer coordinators and committees so that the community can share this responsibility of bringing persecuted Yezidi to a safe haven in the GTA.
In addition, we work closely with the Richmond Hill Welcome Centre and COSTI in order to ensure that all refugees have access to the many resources available to them. Training programs are also offered to volunteers who are working with traumatized refugees.