Who we are

Bow Valley residents working collectively to sponsor refugee families to settle in the Bow Valley.  Since 2016, we have sponsored two Syrian refugee families, who are now living in, and contributing to, our community.

Our Sponsorship Partnership

The Bow Valley Syria Project is an outreach ministry of Ralph Connor United Memorial Church in Canmore. RCMUC, with the United Church of Canada as the Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH), is the formal signatory for our refugee sponsorship applications. By working with RCMUC we were able to by-pass some of the red tape associated with the sponsorship application process. Although RCMUC is a key partner, the Bow Valley Refugee Project is a secular project – open to people of all (or no) faiths. We work closely with Bow Valley Settlement Support Services and the Bow Valley Immigration Partnership.

How you can help

Check our volunteer page for information on how to help, or make a donation in support of the project. If you have questions or need more information, please email bowvalleyrefugee@gmail.com.

We are grateful for the support of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, the Canmore Rotary Club — and our many volunteers — as we complete this journey!