Refugee Working Group

Asmah family
The Asmah family arrived in Ottawa from Syria in October, 2011.
Photo Bob Riley


Welcoming refugees is an expression of our Christian faith
As baptized Christians we are covenanted to seek and serve Christ in all persons, but especially those who are in need.

We are enjoined to "love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
(Deuteronomy 10:19-20).

Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." (Matthew 25:35,40)

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa has been an advocate for and sponsor of refugees for over 30 years. Its Refugee Working Group meets ten times each year.

Refugee Working Group
The diocesan Refugee Working Group, sometimes referred to as DRWG, advises parishes on sponsorship requirements and procedures.

Refugee Working Group
The diocesan Refugee Working Group, sometimes referred to as DRWG, advises parishes on sponsorship requirements and procedures. Terms of reference

Frequently Asked Questions
If your parish is considering a sponsorship, this document provides key background information and advice. FAQ

Sponsorship and Program Stories
How some recent refugee projects came to be and played out in Anglican parishes.


Contact the Refugee Working Group


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