There are 2 ways in which Immanuel supports Refugees. The first is as a Family Co-Sponsor. This is where we raise the money required for the family and help get them settled. The second is where we assist with paperwork for refugees and their Family Co-Sponsors, acting as the Constituent Group, with the Diocese as the Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH). In 2021, Immanuel submitted 27 applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which included 80 people who had Family Co-Sponsors outside of Immanuel.
The Al-Khatib family, including a husband, wife, and 2-year-old daughter, are currently in Lebanon, and are seeking refugee status in Canada. The husband is from Syria but cannot return there in fear of religious persecution. The Lebanese government has made it difficult for Syrian people to find work, and the family is looking forward to better opportunities in Canada.
In order to sponsor this family, we need to raise at least $25,000.00. $13,700.00 has already been raised, so we are more than halfway there.
Various people in the parish will be selling chocolates as a fundraiser for our Refugee family. Please see this poster for more information. Chocolate sales for Refugees
Support our Refugee family by purchasing quality products from a Saskatchewan well known family-owned business, Ottenbreit’s Meats. It is a perfect time with BBQ season here and there is a wide variety of grilling products such as burgers, chicken and pork souvlaki, ribs, and steak. If barbecuing is not for you, there is the original sausage which is always a fan favourite!
The deadline date for orders is Wednesday, May 25 with delivery on Friday, June 10 between 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The order form can be found HERE. Order forms are also available on the table in the hallway at the church.
If you have any inquiries, please contact Melissa Parr at 306-529-4072 or Gwen Rupchan at 306-501-7364.
Thank you for supporting our Refugee family!
The Refugee Sponsorship Fundraising Committee
Marleen Mousa, Safaa Mousa, Susan Page, Melissa Parr, Russ Parr, Angie Provencher & Gwen Rupchan
The Al-Khatib family
PWRDF has some upcoming learning opportunities. Click HERE for more information
Transcona Park Housing Association is responsible for 35 low-income town-house units, 46 subsidized housing units, and one commercial rental space (currently in a long-term lease with Solid Futures, a daycare – early learning centre). The units are located in Rosemont subdivision just north-west of the corner of Lewvan Drive and 4th Avenue on Transcona Place / Rosemont Crescent / Forget Street / 1st Avenue.
Volunteers from St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Christ Lutheran Church, the Rosemont-Mount Royal Community Association, and Immanuel Anglican Church continue to play integral roles on the Board of Directors for the Transcona Park Housing Association. Shelley Proulx continued this year as chairperson. Peggy Wick continued as Vice-Chair. Marge Appell continued as Secretary. Donna Inverarity continued as Treasurer. Steve Smedley and Suzanne Sauder continued as Members-at-Large. Denro Property Management continues to manage the property and continues a good working relationship with the Board of Directors. The on-site manager continues to be a great asset in placing tenants, collecting rents, ensuring maintenances are completed, and monitoring the property for security and maintenance matters.
In accordance with corporate documents, notification of the Annual General Meeting must be announced to our partner groups at least 15-days in advance of meeting.
The Transcona Park Housing Association Annual General Meeting for 2022 will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the church hall at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church. Members of the public are invited and welcomed to attend.
Please advise of your intention to attend the meeting no later that noon April 27th. In the event that Covid-19 restrictions prevent an in-person meeting, you will be contacted with details of a Zoom meeting. To RSVP, contact Shelley Proulx by email at email@example.com or by phone at 306-533-2240 (any day after 5 p.m.).