Welcome to AURA

AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. Our mission is to provide support and expertise to groups involved in refugee sponsorship and resettlement.  

Capacity Update

Currently AURA receives requests to facilitate refugee sponsorship for more than 10,000 people per year. As much as we would like to be able to help everyone, we simply do not have that capacity. If you are currently overseas please do not contact the AURA office as we will not be able to help. Current refugee sponsors and Canadian relatives should continue to contact AURA through regular procedures.
  • “This was an amazing experience that required far greater effort than we expected, and had a far greater reward than we could have ever imagined." ~Sponsors of an Eritrean BVOR family
  • "Give the family independence to make decisions around how much they spend as soon as possible. Help them make informed decisions that are in the best interest of their entire family." ~Sponsors of a Colombian BVOR
  • “The newcomer we sponsored didn’t let us know they had received mail from the government until several months passed. Make sure you explain that important and time sensitive information may come in the mail." ~Sponsors of a Syrian BVOR family

Learn About Refugees and Refugee Sponsorship

Since the arrival of thousands of "Boat People" fleeing the turmoil of Southeast Asia, over 200,000 refugees have been assisted to resettle in Canada. AURA has been involved with refugee support since 1985 and you too can make the difference in the lives of refugees.
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Are you a Refugee or a Canadian Relative of a Refugee?

Depending on your situation AURA can simply offer advice or provide an avenue to the refugee sponsorship program. It is important to know that refugee sponsorship is a complicated process with generally long processing times. AURA is unable to guarantee a refugee sponsorship to everyone.
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Are you a Refugee Sponsor or do you want to become a Refugee Sponsor?

AURA relies on the support, expertise and heart of our refugee sponsors. When we work together we can make a difference in the lives of refugees from around the world. Without the generous contributions from people like you, we would simply not be able to help so many refugees.
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Get In Touch

  • 2723 St. Clair Avenue East
    Toronto, ON M4B 1M8
  • (416) 588-1612
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