MCC Ontario: Welcome the Stranger

Blended Visa Office-Referred Sponsorship

MCC Ontario partners with people like you to respond to the needs of refugees and displaced people around the world. Refugee sponsorship provides hope for people who have lost their homes and want a new life. You can partner with MCC to support people who are most vulnerable – and welcome refugees to Canada in just a few months!

MCC is excited to be able to partner with you and the Canadian government through the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) program. This program matches a sponsoring group (that’s you!) with a refugee family and commits to providing 12 months of social, emotional, and settlement support*, with up to one-third of the costs covered by the Canadian government.

These families have already been approved by the federal government and are waiting for a sponsoring group to enable them to come to Canada. This expedites the timeline for arrivals – refugees often arrive within one to four months.

Any questions? Ready to get started? Our FAQ has lots of helpful information to guide you and your group as you consider or begin the process of sponsoring a refugee family. You can also contact Christina Edmiston at 519-745-8458 ext 268 or