Alison Walkley, Fifth Street Refugee Support Group will speak with us.
With the help of the Anglican Diocese of BC Alison has been helping to sponsor refugees to come to Canada for the past four years. She was the coordinator for the refugee settlement group from St Peters Anglican Church in Comox and is currently the coordinator for the Fifth Street Refugee Sponsorship Group who is working with St John the Divine Anglican Church in Courtenay. She has traveled to Israel to help her daughter work with refugees at the African Refugee Development Centre in Tel Aviv.
Alison will talk about the situation world wide for refugees, our system for bringing refugees to Canada, and her own experience helping two sets of refugees settle in the Comox Valley. She will also share what she knows about other groups who are also sponsoring refugees here in the valley.