At the end of 2020, there were 82.4 million forciblydisplaced people in the world, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), of which more than a quarter are refugees. Through alliances, technical innovation, and community programs, Foundation for a Path Forward is committed to supporting Refugees | Forcibly Displayed People both in Canada and abroad.
In 2021, Canada provided 17,900 protected persons permanent residency, from the nearly 40,000 protected persons and their dependents that have been residing with open permanent residence applications across the country. Canada also announced that the IRCC recently launched a national call to improvise the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program that amends pre- and post-arrival support services for private sponsors in order to ensure “full assistance” for the incoming refugees. In 2018, Canada had made a commitment to resettle 10,000 refugees from Africa and the Middle East by 2020. So far, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the country took in almost 9,200 refugees last year.
Urgent Need: Afghanistan Refugees
Provided by our colleagues at the BC Refugee Hub, the following page provides up to date information regarding Canada's resettlement of Refugees from Afghanistan.
World Refugee Day - 2021
We hosted this event in our role as British Columbia’s Official Faith Based Community Conveners for Anti-Racism Initiatives. We we recognize that Refugees play an important role in the Canadian Mosaic.
We believe that diverse faith communities are uniquely equipped to consider the complex circumstances contributing to the refugee crisis and our collective moral obligation to mitigate its impacts. And we recognize an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as a multi-faith community to take action, together, on supporting refugees.
We hosted this event in partnership with BC Refugee Hub and St. Andrew's Wesley United Church (Pacific Region United Church of Canada), and supported by the Government of Canada, The Province of BC, Resilience BC, and IDRF.