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.  

***COVID-19 UPDATE ***

As of March 13th, 2020 the AURA office will be closed on a week to week basis. Please do NOT go to the office for any reason as staff will be working remotely, please do continue to communicate through email or phone. With the announced travel restrictions beginning March 18th, we will advise upcoming arrivals when we have further information.

Are you looking for information about Refugee Sponsorship?



AURA is one of approximately 120 Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) Organizations in Canada working in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. AURA receives requests to sponsor between 12,000 and 15,000 refugees every year. Unfortunately the need for it is much greater than the capacity.
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Are you a Refugee Sponsor looking for information or tools?



AURA is currently working with nearly 500 refugee sponsor volunteers who put in over 45,000 hours of time every year helping refugees. AURA has developed many many resources to support refugee sponsors, including: Sponsorship Handbook, Settlement Plan, Sponsorship Budget , and Resources Section.
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Are you someone who cares about Refugees and wants to help?



There are many ways caring people can get involved with AURA in order to help refugees, this includes: Become a Donor, Become a Refugee Sponsor, or Become an AURA Volunteer. It is only through YOUR generous contributions and support can refugees begin their Canadian lives through AURA.
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