Operation #Not Forgotten is a project to sponsor 200 refugees living on Manus and Nauru Islands and in Papua New Guinea in order to support their resettlement in Canada.
While the majority of the men and women still being detained on these islands have been accepted for resettlement to the United States, there are approximately 200 individuals who currently have no hope, no options, no future.
Canada Caring Society and MOSAIC – along with partners in Australia – are working together to raise the required sponsorship funds. For 200 people, this amounts to approximately $3.3 million.
Settlement support services – finding employment, accommodation, medical care – will be provided by volunteer teams who will be trained and coordinated across the country by Canada.
100% of donations will be used to support the sponsorship and settlement of refugees. Donations will be received by MOSAIC in Vancouver, BC and Canadian donors will receive a charitable tax receipt.
For more information, please contact:
- CBC podcast
- Australians raise $100k to resettle Manus Island and Nauru refugees in Canada
- Former refugee wants to pay-it-forward in a big way (Global TV)
- Refugee who spent months stuck in airport is crowdfunding to get people off Manus and Nauru
- Whistler woman and Syrian ‘man from the airport’ working to bring 200 refugees to Canada
CANADA CARING SOCIETY is a registered non-profit society which has been offering support to refugees in Canada and overseas since 2016. Canada Caring Society has also been involved in many private and community sponsorships. To learn more, please visit canadacaring.org.
MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs. MOSAIC is recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder and is one of the largest settlement organizations in Canada. To learn more, please visit mosaicbc.org/about.