Donate

Every dollar donated is used for refugee sponsorship, settlement and support.

All donations to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and all donations of $100 or more paid to First United Church Ottawa will receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes.

Donations may be designated for a specific refugee or family for whom we are raising sponsorship funds.

By Cheque

For Afghan Sponsorships:

Cheques should be made payable to The Incorporated Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

For Syrian Sponsorships:

Cheques should be made payable to First United Church Ottawa

Please send cheques to

OCRA
164 Glebe Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K1S 2C5

We will ensure that cheques are delivered to the Churches.

Electronic Transfer

For Afghan Sponsorships:

Go to www.ottawa.anglican.ca/donate

Select “Canada Helps” then “Ottawa Centre Refugee Action – Fahim” from the drop-down menu.

A tax receipt will be issued automatically.

For Syrian Sponsorships:

Electronic transfers may be made by email to:

[email protected]

Specify “OCRA Sponsorships” and provide your address to receive a tax receipt, which will be issued at year-end.

When you donate electronically, please advise us by email at [email protected]

Pledges

We also gratefully accept pledges of financial support for specific refugee families/individuals for whom we are raising sponsorship funds.

We do not file sponsorship applications unless we are assured there will be sufficient funds to cover the cost of the sponsorship. Pledges therefore allow us to proceed with preparation and filing applications with confidence that funds will be available later when required.

Notes:

Pledges are payable when sponsorship applications are sent to IRCC by the Sponsorship Agreement Holder.

There is often a lengthy delay — sometimes several years! — between preparation of an application, filing of the application with IRCC and the arrival of a new family.

Donate via PayPal

Please note that we cannot provide tax receipts for donation made payable to OCRA or through our PayPal account.