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Mimico Refugee Response

Mimico Refugee Response

Updates on our refugee response with our community partners.

The Al Ali family and the Mimico Tulip Festival

The Al Ali family are enjoying their new neighbourhood. Here they are at the Mimico Tulip Festival, in front of the MBC tulip. The flower theme that our youth group designed and painted was inspired by the Al Alis. “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  Mt 25:35

Welcome from MRR

They’ve arrived!

Yay, they’re finally here! Three hours after touching down, they walked through the sliding glass doors and saw Nelly, with sign, right in front of them. All four of them were very happy and receptive. There were lots of hugs and a few tears, too.  They are overjoyed by the apartment and the lake, as they… Read More »They’ve arrived!

Family is delayed till Wednesday

Our sponsored family was originally scheduled to arrive today. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, their flight has been delayed till Wednesday afternoon. We hope to welcome them then as they settle into their new home. Details to follow.

Our family is coming!

BIG NEWS!! Our family arrives on Monday! We’re excited to host and support our new friends as they make their way to Canada. Also, the oldest son is now married, so only four of them are now coming. There is still a lot that will need happen (with appointments, assessments and so much more) after they… Read More »Our family is coming!

Our family’s coming soon!

We received word from James Maloney’s office that our family was approved on March 15 and the documents that they require to travel to Canada should be on the way to them in Jordan. We’re not sure when they’ll arrive exactly, but this is one step closer!

MRR: Family Confirmed

Things are picking up! The family has been confirmed – and they will be here in a few weeks! We are so excited. Two parents and their three sons – we can’t wait to meet them. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP: follow the link to our sign up sheet, we have lots of household… Read More »MRR: Family Confirmed

Interim Housing Needed

Happy New Year! We hope that the Christmas season was a meaningful one for you all. A few updates: THANK YOU!!! Our donations have reached $25,000 and we are amazed at the generosity! Many have donated furniture and many more have offered – hang in there for updates on this. Our Sponsorship Partner, the Canadian… Read More »Interim Housing Needed

MRR: Update on Dec 21/15

(from Jan O’Hearn, co-chair) Emails, posters and flyers have been passed throughout the neighborhood. We’ve had a great response from the Mimico community. Jim and I have started to collect furniture and the locker is half full already. Birds &. Beans, Lakeshore Arts, Mimico Children’s Choir, LAMP, Humber College, Red Tree Hot Yoga, Councillor Mark… Read More »MRR: Update on Dec 21/15

Mimico Refugee Response now LIVE

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We are finally ready to host a refugee family! Along with other community partners and our sponsorship agreement holder (CBOQ), we are actively discerning which family profile we could support. In the meantime, you can participate with your financial donations along with your time and skills. For more information, go to