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The Diocesan wait lists for refugee applications are FULL for this year, including regular applications and Afghani applications. Therefore, we will not be accepting any applications at this time. We will accept applications for 2023 beginning in September of 2022.  

We suggest you contact other Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) to check their availability.  You can search for other SAHs near your location here:

We will consider all other Expressions of Interest for 2023 from September 1, 2022 onwards.

Please contact the DRU through


Sponsoring parishes can not send money through their parish accounts to people who are in process and that the parish sponsors  are waiting to arrive in Canada, and expect a tax receipt.   If someone wants to send money to someone outside of Canada they need to do it from their own Wells Fargo account.  No tax receipt.  It compromises the parishes CRA charitable number.

Shakuntala Soden

Jibril Mohamed

Shannon Muir