From its earliest days, the Church has provided care and safety for people seeking refuge. This year, over 70,000 asylum seekers will arrive in Canada asking for refugee protection. Your church could be a vital lifeline of welcome with and for refugee claimants.

We are privileged in Vancouver to have a number of organizations that have been faithfully supporting asylum seekers for many years. These organizations have learned a considerable amount about healthy engagement with people seeking refuge and have developed a host of best practices.

At this gathering, engage and learn from people with lived refugee claimant experience, welcoming churches, and frontline communities.

Build your church’s knowledge and capacity to bear witness to the love of God among one of the world’s most vulnerable displaced groups