Thank you once again for showing your dedication and determination to help refugees.
As we all know, tens of thousands of people have spent countless hours raising millions of dollars and doing everything possible preparing to welcome refugees across Canada. We believe that the first step in showing the Government that the capacity to help remains strong is for refugee sponsors to let them know directly.
By further increasing the number of Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) cases available and reinstituting Visa Office Referred (VOR) cases, more refugee families can be matched with ready sponsor groups quickly and safely.
This is a time when we can show the world Canada’s capacity for compassion and care. The people are ready. The money is set aside. The need for help is extreme. This is an opportunity to create a lasting legacy for all Canadians, and a safe future for more of our world’s refugees.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.
The AURA team
You will find below letter templates for writing to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, as well as your local MP. Simply download the templates, personalize the letters and mail them off to show your readiness to help refugees in need!
Write to the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already accomplished a lot during his brief time in office. He has already shown a willingness to actually listen to Canadians. Tell him you are ready to help more refugees.
Write to the Minister John McCallum
You can choose to write to the head of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This department is responsible for all refugee policies. Let the Minister know that more BVOR's will allow you to help refugees in need right now!
Write to your MP
Who better to advocate for you locally other than your local MP? Let your MP know that you can make a difference in the lives of refugees right now.
The template letter is filled in for AURA's local MP. To find your local MP please use this link.