This is a community-wide project, supported by folks from across Yarmouth County who are committed to bringing refugees to live in this area. Group members have years of experience in health care, housing, English language teaching, interpretation, education, finances and spiritual care.

Our Group was founded in 2009 and has sponsored 16 refugees since that time. The latest to arrive was a family of 3 from Ethiopia, who have experienced snow for the first time and are quickly settling-in to our community.

Donate Now Through!
  • Here’s how you can help:

    Your financial gifts are still needed.

    • Click on the DONATE button which takes you to CanadaHelps, specify “Refugee Support” and use your credit card. (please note that there is an administrative fee for this service and we do not receive the whole amount).
    • E-transfer, via your bank, to Beacon United Church at In the message box, specify “Refugee Support”.
    • Send your cheque, payable to Beacon United Church, memo “Refugee Support”, to 25, Beacon Street, Yarmouth, B5A 2W2.

    For all options, receipts for tax purposes will be issued. Thank you.

    Your time can help newcomers with English, driving or child-care.

    To volunteer, please send an email to the coordinator.

    Thanks to the generous support of individuals, service clubs, businesses and churches, we have begun the process of bringing another Syrian family through the private sponsorship program. These cases often take several years before they can travel to Canada.

    To keep up to date with our progress, to request more information or volunteer, please send a message to The Coordinator. 

    Leslie Robinson
    Yarmouth Refugee Support Group

    Other group members:
    Abir Hussein, Trish McCourt, Brian Moses, Bruce Johnson, Doug Chard, Elaine Thistle, Islam Eissa, Martin Pink, Sue Colli.

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