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Including residents of Perth, the Townships of Tay Valley, Lanark Highlands & Drummond North Elmsley and others who come on board


So far, the CARR has welcomed two refugee family into our community, the first in mid-February 2016 and the second in early September 2016. Both of these families were government assisted (BVOR) refugee families. In addition, we have submitted applications for two more families on a Private Sponsorship basis and we are eagerly waiting for news on their arrival in 2017. While they are currently Refugees in desperate need of a new home, we hope they will soon come to us as Permanent Residents of Canada and of this community.

 People in this community have put their hands up in amazing numbers to help us make the new families we have already received, as well as those we are expecting, feel welcome in their new home. We are so fortunate to have this incredible pool of talent and experience to help us in this endeavour.  We have a number of teams, as indicated below, hard at work to make it all happen. And we have a number of volunteers who have not yet been assigned to any specific team, but we may well be calling on them as we roll along.

 We may well need lots more help down the road in all areas, so please continue to indicate your interest in volunteering. It would be particularly helpful if you could indicate the teams that relate best to your experience and expertise and also include your telephone number. We are particularly interested in finding volunteers who are able to communicate in Arabic or who may have a Syrian connection.

Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering and whether you have an area of interest and expertise, by clicking here and please include your telephone number.

The Executive
Chair Ann Munroe
Vice-Chair, Settlement Coordinator Gordon Munroe
Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator Elsie Stresman
Financial Management, Webmaster Colin Stephenson
Communications Coordinators Jennifer Dickson & Krista Hearty McLean
Fund-Raising Coordinator Margo Bell
Settlement Teams (All teams are complete for now.) Team Leaders
Family Support Team 1 Jordan Kennie and Doug Burt
Family Support Team 2 Lana Frum, Miriam Keyes and Miche Callaghan
Documentation Pam Newton
Housing, Furniture and Clothing ~ including people to help move furniture when required John Brearley
Cross Cultural and Adaptation Skills Bruce Bailey and Dawn Best  
Health Connie Lendrum
Education, Language, Job Training and Employment  Helga Zimmerly
Fund-Raising Margo Bell
Drivers Aline McRory

You may contact any of the above people through our webmail.

See Settlement Team Roles and Responsibilities

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