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Khaled Agha shares his experience coming to Canada as a refugee

This is the story of Khaled Agha, who came to Canada as a refugee in 2016 when he was 18 years old. He and his family are now settled in Ottawa, and he is hard at work at college, studying English. Please share and help us in our effort to sponsor Khaled’s uncle, aunt and cousins, [...]

OCRA is back at the GGGS!

OCRA is having its second Great Glebe Garage Sale fundraiser! Help bring hope to a refugee and reunite refugee families! Since last year we have been working hard to raise the funds to sponsor close relatives of the Syrian refugees OCRA helped settle in 2016 – but we need your help! Please donate your [...]

“For 15 years, I felt incomplete”: a story of family reunification

One of the most important things in life is family, and it can be very difficult to live apart from them. The feeling that you're left out of a family event, forgetting what your brother or sister or their children look like. I used to feel miserable and sad when I’d hear family members [...]

Lawn signs now available!

Show your support for OCRA and the community by purchasing a lawn sign! Signs are $20 (including H-bracket sign holder) and all proceeds go straight to sponsoring Syrian refugees. To purchase your own lawn sign: Visit 166 Glebe Ave., Ottawa (contact: Angela Keller-Herzog) between 8-9am OR Email ocra613@gmail.com to make arrangements       [...]

OCRA 2.0: Supporting family reunification

OCRA 2.0 is our ongoing effort to help our refugee families and to promote refugee settlement. The single most important issue that our refugee families have identified, over and over again, is the plight of their close family members who were left behind and are living in vulnerable circumstances in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. [...]