Posted on Jul 18, 2018
Martkham-Unionville Rotary Club, as a Constituency Group under the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, a Citizenship and Immigration  (CIC) Sponsorship Agreement Holder, formed the Markham Rotary Refugee Response (MRRR) to sponsor a family under the CIC program for refugees processed by the UNHCR.  A family of five. assigned to MRRR under this one year program,  arrived July 18, 2017 and successfully completed their transition to life in Canada during the sponsorship year - children in school and loving it - father well on his way to resuming his career as a heavy equipment operator,  To mark the year, the family welcomed a new son in June and are living quite independently.  Our sponsorship agreement with the MCC(O) and CIC was formally concluded at the end of the sponsorship year.  Our thanks to members, friends and all who contributed to this worthwhile humanitarian project.