Mimico Refugee Response

mrrA project initiated by Mimico Baptist Church with our community partners through our sponsorship agreement holder (CBOQ).


  • the desperate need for refugee sponsors,
  •  the compassionate desire of the people of Mimico and area to respond to the refugee crisis

Who we are: 

  • We are a team of partners from the Mimico community, working together to sponsor refugees from the Syrian crisis.

Our Goal:

  • To welcome as many Syrian refugees to our community as we can and to help them settle into a new life in Canada.
  • To raise a minimum of $30,000 towards the sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family. The number of refugees we can sponsor is dependent on the amount of money raised.

How it works:

  • Mimico Baptist Church is a partner on this team and a member of the CBOQ (Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec). CBOQ is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more detail see: baptist.ca/refugees/
  • Our team is responsible for a one year commitment. Sponsor covers the start up costs and six months support for refugee(s) while Citizenship and Immigration Canada covers the other six months.

How you can help

  • Embrace the newcomers to our community and help them to build a new life here.
  • Financial gifts can be made either by:
    • Cheque payable to  Mimico Baptist Church (indicate “Mimico Refugee Response” in the memo line) and mail or drop off to
      Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave, Toronto, ON, M8V 1S9
      *Donations by cheque are prefered as there is a transaction fee associated with online donations. However, for your convenience we also accept online donations.
    • Online at www.canadahelps.org/dn/10023. Any gift over $10 is tax receiptable.
  • Donations of furniture and household goods.
  • Volunteers needed with: housing, translation, transportation, orientation, shopping, documentation, etc.

Contact Information: Email us at mimicoresponse@gmail.com or contact Pastor Jim Sanderson at 416-251-2855.

Like our Facebook page and share with your friends and networks. Here’s the link: www.facebook.com/MimicoRefugeeResponse.

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