The Comox Valley Syrian Refugee Support Committee was the first sponsorship group on Vancouver Island specifically formed to privately sponsor Syrian and Iraqi refugees:
It is a constituent group of Christ the King Parish under Sponsorship Agreement Holder Diocese of Vancouver (Roman Catholic) and now negotiating a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Diocese of Victoria (Roman Catholic) and Diocese of Victoria (Anglican) as SAH.
Our first family of 4, which includes two preschoolers now aged 2 years and 5 years old, arrived in Comox on October 6th. They are from Homs, Syrian and had been in exile in Algeria for 10 months while awaiting processing of their private sponsorship with us. They are now happily settling into life in Comox. We are now preparing to sponsor our second family, who are also in Syria, but under the new terms of the Liberal government’s refugee plans.
Co-Chairs: Caron Mulgrew and Val Macdonald