In September 2015, with the support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA), a joint fundraising campaign was launched, aimed at involving all the Church in Canada in order to assist Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle East and parts of Europe.
To date, the joint campaign has raised more than $3.5 million. On January 7, 2016, the Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the federal government’s period for matching donations toward Syrian emergency assistance has been extended until February 29, 2016. Therefore, you can still donate to this effort by clicking on any of the links in this article.
ACN has raised $415,305 to date. CNEWA Canada received approximately $890,715. Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has collected $2.2M. The Catholic Church has been mobilized from the beginning of the crisis through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and its charity network.
The full article in English can be found here.
The full article in French can be found here.