The Refugee Outreach Committee (ROC) is in a renewal process with  new members  preparing to continue the mission of the ROC.

The Refugee Outreach Mission Statement:

We the Parish Refugee Outreach Committee, remembering St. Joseph’s experience as a refugee, are called to welcome newcomers in our midst: to reach out to them, responding to their needs by offering support and friendship.  we are called to promote in our community a spirit of openness and welcoming an understanding and celebration of our differences and an awareness of refugee issues in the world.

Join the mission:

Pray for refugees in our own city and in the world.

Read about the changing policies and procedures taking place that effect people who find themselves as refugee’s.

Take time to read Pope Francis’s letter for Wolrd day of migrants and Refugees

Or read our own Canadian Bishops letter from 2006:
Other links you will find helpful:
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers:
Canadian Council of Refugee’s
Ottawa; Catholic Immigration Centre
For more information, please contact one of ROC co-chairs:
Louise Lalonde – lesle@rogers.com
Robyne Warren – warrenrobyne@gmail.com