Community support for refugees

Building a life in a new country takes more than a healthy bank account. Refugee families need friends and a community to help them navigate through the first few overwhelming weeks and months.

Ottawa Centre Refugee Action (OCRA) is a grassroots group of volunteers who came together to help refugees settle in Ottawa. We work with a broad base of partners that includes community organizations of all kinds – anyone interested in working together to provide much needed help to refugees fleeing conflict or persecution in their home countries.

We invite you to get involved, whether as an individual, a family or a small group of friends. It doesn’t matter where you live or whether you have experience settling refugees. We can use your help.

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