About Us

Welcome to the Gorge Tillicum Refugee Sponsorship Group (GTRSG)!

Our private sponsorship group formed in June of 2018 in Victoria, BC as a response to the world’s refugee crisis.  We are friends and neighbours of all ages from the Gorge Tillicum neighbourhood and beyond, who have come together to sponsor a family of eight people currently living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps.  We are hoping to reunite the refugee family with their family who have already settled in Victoria.  This is a project of family reunification powered by concerned citizens.

We are a dedicated group of working class citizens who have chosen to take action and do our part in combating the world’s refugee crisis.  Our group is impactful, positive and fun and we would love to hear from you!  We are seeking donors (monthly or one time donations – every bit helps!) as well as volunteers to help with fundraising efforts, events and planning for the families arrival.  If you wish to host a fundraiser or volunteer with us, please visit the Contact page.

Our group is working with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), a registered charity that provides support to immigrants and refugees in Victoria.  The ICA is registered with the Canadian government and acts as our Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH).  For more information about the process of privately sponsoring refugees to Canada and about our relationship with the ICA, please visit the FAQ page of this website.

If you wish to donate, please visit the Donate page.  All donations are tax deductible.  Please feel free to share information about our group and our important cause with your network.  Thank you in advance for your generous donation and support!

Please help us become the change and spread the word about this important endeavour!

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