Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Refugee Committee and our important work! Our Mission is to create lasting change in the lives of refugees and their families seeking to build a stable future in Canada. Inspired by our Christian faith and empowered by Jesus Christ our Savior, the Refugee Committee is dedicated to helping refugees regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

The Refugee Committee helps administer the Anglican Diocese of Calgary’s participation in the Government of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The Refugee Committee is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder under this program allowing us to partner with private individuals and organizations to help refugees resettle in Canada. The Refugee Committee also serves a ministry function by acting as a resource to parishes, providing education and advocacy on refugee matters, and offering encouragement, training, and advice on refugee sponsorship and settlement. 

At this time, we are not accepting new refugee settlement applications. Many refugees are arriving in Canada and our priority is settling them into their new lives. We are also creating new policies to best align with the requirements of the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to ensure our ministry helps as many lives as possible in the future. We will update this webpage when we are again accepting new applications.

The best way to contact us is to send an email to If you are looking to sponsor or support refugees financially and would like to speak with us, please reach out. Please do not visit the Anglican Diocese of Calgary’s office or contact team members directly as members of the Refugee Committee don’t work in the office.  

To learn more about how private refugee sponsorship works in Canada and Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, visit here.  

To learn more about the Sponsorship Agreement Holder program and the various Sponsorship Agreement Holders throughout Canada, visit here and here

To learn more about Canada’s approach to refugees and the IRCC, visit here. 

If you are seeking information specifically about Canada’s assistance for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, visit here.  

If you are seeking information specifically about Canada’s assistance for people affected by the situation in Afghanistan, visit here.