Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Afghan refugees are still receiving support from Canadians
The government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees in the country on April 29, 2022.
As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 12,160 Afghan refugees. The Canadian government works hard to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada as quickly and safely as possible. Canadian local communities make donations and help build social bonds, giving a sense of common purpose.
Canada and its long-standing tradition of charitable giving help more and more Afghan newcomers arriving every week. The Association for New Canadians is a non-profit, community-based organization delivering settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees from offices in 8 locations across Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) also has a list of about 7,000 volunteers who have volunteered to help Afghan refugees settle in their new communities. Canada and its organizations has supported Afghan refugees through small and large donations.