I Want to Sponsor a Refugee

MCC Toronto is the exclusive Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) for LGBTQ+ refugees to Canada. If you would like to directly sponsor an LGBTQ+ refugee to safety in Canada, we can help.

The process of bringing a refugee to Canada is incredibly rewarding but we know it can also be daunting. We will guide you through every step, from forming a sponsorship team, filling out the necessary paperwork, fundraising and resettlement.

What is sponsorship?

The Government of Canada allows organizations and groups of individuals to directly facilitate the resettlement of refugees outside of Canada to Canada.

What is required of a sponsorship team?

  • Gathering at least a team of five people to support and share the responsibilities.
  • Fundraise funds to support the refugee for their first year in Canada.
  • Help and support the refugee’s integration into Canadian life for the first year after their arrival.

How do I find out more?

If you know you would like to sponsor an LGBTQ+ refugee, please fill out this form .

If you have questions, please contact us at refugeesettlement@mcctoronto.com.

Can I contribute to a sponsorship team?

Yes! You can donate by following any of the links below. Tax receipts can be provided upon request.

Candle in the Wind

Phoenixes of Canada (POC)

Team Honey

Team Jedi

Team Piglet

Team Pooh

Team Safe Haven

Team Sugar

Trans and Proud

We Stand with Trans Team