Pledge for Afghan Family Resettlement
Ottawa Centre Refugee Action ais running a pint and ice cream cone fundraiser, culminating with a visit by The Merry Dairy soft serve truck to Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre on September 18th beginning at 2pm.
On this page you can make a pledge per pint and cone to help OCRA reach its goal $18,000! You will not be charged now for this pledge. Instead, your contact information will be passed onto Ottawa Centre Refugee Action who will follow up on next steps.
Then come to Carleton Domininon Chalmers Centre on September 18th 2pm-5pm if you can!
Looking to order pints? Visit https://shop.themerrydairy.com/products/refugee-action
Ottawa Centre Refugee Action is a community-based group of volunteers that sponsors and helps refugees settle in Ottawa, Canada. We have been actively sponsoring and settling refugees and reuniting families torn apart by war or fleeing persecution since December 2015.
To date, we have helped settle 22 families and individuals — 68 people in total, ranging in age from from 75 years to 18 months.
Since our inception, OCRA has raised more than $550,000, all of which has been used to fund refugee settlement or been committed for pending sponsorships. Our operations and administration are carried out entirely by volunteers.
As of mid-2022, we are proceeding with sponsorship applications for an additional 4 families/individuals. These applications await processing by the Canadian government. In addition, we have submitted 4 sponsorship applications to the United Church of Canada which await submission to the Canadian government.
In 2022, we also became involved in sponsoring refugees from Afghanistan.
While we work within the government’s current refugee process, we believe that Canada should have a system for accepting refugees that is more accessible, more efficient and more transparent.