The municipality provides administrative and technical support and Cllr Doug Holmes serves as co-chair of the Group’s steering committee.
A limited number of organizations, most of which are faith-based, have refugee sponsorship agreements with the federal government. These ‘sponsorship agreement holders’ can sponsor refugees themselves or they work with other groups to sponsor refugees. Since the Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group is not an agreement holder in its own right, we will be sponsoring a family under the Diocese of Nelson’s sponsorship agreement.
The goal of the CFSOS is to build smart & caring communities that provide opportunities for all citizens to thrive in a healthy, vibrant environment.
SOICS is an immigrant service organization that provides regional coordination with the federal and provincial governments, local authorities, churches, and community groups to ensure all the supports are in place to welcome Syrian refugee families throughout the South Okanagan.