AIRSS started with a young family fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo. We knew we needed to help.
The Athabasca Interfaith Refugee Sponsorship Society (AIRSS) was formed in 2006 in response to an urgent need to assist one family fleeing the ravages of war by bringing them to safety in Canada. The group evolved to form a non-profit society with members from several local faith groups and community members.
To offer any and all assistance to those refugees who suffer because of religious and/or humanitarian persecution in various areas around the world.
What We've Achieved
- Our sponsorship applications for two families were submitted to the government in July 2016. Government numbers were assigned in Sept-Oct 2016 and processing by the government continues.
- We started our third application in 2016.
- We brought two families to Canada in 2012 and 2014.