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Empowering Hope, Embracing Humanity

Empowering Hope, Embracing Humanity

Care For Refugees

Donate today to be the ray of hope for refugees in need, providing them with essentials and a chance for a better future. Your contribution can truly make a difference in their lives

Your impact

Your contributions play a pivotal role in welcoming and supporting refugees as they settle in Canada. With your generosity, we can provide the necessary resources and support to help refugees rebuild their lives in their new home. From multiple aspects of assistance, your donations ensure that refugees have the tools they need to thrive and contribute to our diverse Canadian community. Your impact is not just monetary; it’s the key that unlocks a brighter future for those seeking safety and a fresh start.

About Us

Empowering Hope, Embracing Humanity

Care for Refugees (CFR) is a non-profit organization that has sponsored refugees from different countries to come to Nova Scotia, Canada for over 15 years. CFR is a volunteer-based organization. It is run with many volunteers helping with both settlement and operations. We have sponsored over 150 refugees.

Spent 8 Years In South Africa As A Refugee

In 2011, Senayit fled to South Africa from Ethiopia due to political issues and instability. She spent 8 years in South Africa as a refugee with her family. Senayit describes her time in South Africa as being very challenging for her family with no work opportunities for immigrants and high-crime areas. In South Africa her husband fell sick and with very little access to healthcare, Senayit describes how difficult it was to raise 3 young boys and take care of her husband constantly worried for their safety and health

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Survived All Those Years In A Refugee Camp

Gashaw was born and raised in Gondar, Ethiopia. Political conflict led him to flee to Kenya from Ethiopia in August 2003. He spent 4 years in Nairobi and then moved to Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2007, where he would spend another 12 years. He described life at Kakuma Refugee camp to be difficult with poor living conditions where finding a job was hard and corruption was widespread. Gashaw estimates that at the time there were over 100,000 refugees. Many people fell sick at camp and with poor access to healthcare, many died as Malaria spread rapidly. Gashaw also fell sick with Malaria and talks of the hard recovery without access to healthcare or much support.

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Our Service



A few day's stay while all is made ready with the co-sponsor or a permanent rental lease agreement.

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Registration for Services

Help refugees register Nova Scotian and Canadian services.

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Set up a bus pass and obtain bus routes information.

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Community Integrations

Newcomers are located close to each other, facilitating connections with both recent and long-term arrivals in the area.

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Basic computer literacy, financial literacy, Parental, and Canadian marriage training.

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Medcial service

Register for a Nova Scotian Health card and get on the list for a family doctor. Benefit from health counseling services.

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Our website is supported by the Government of Canada's Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative.

Welcoming Newcomers

Our Testimonials

What They’re Talking About Care For Refugees

I have no words to explain what I learned from this amazing computer program. I want to thank Care For Refugees and for the people who give us their time to teach us how to use a computer. You have done a lot, and we are so lucky.

Teklehaimanot Damena

I'd like to express my gratitude for the invaluable support and community connections CFR has provided. Through it, I've improved my computer skills, learned about letter writing, received laptops for practice, and gained essential knowledge about mortgages and basic financial literacy. The instructors, who used our native language, made learning comfortable and accessible.

Netsanet Gotta

The training program is incredibly valuable to me as it rekindles my IT skills, which I had put on hold for eight years, offering a much-needed update and introducing new concepts. Additionally, CFR has significantly enhanced my financial literacy by imparting knowledge on saving strategies, retirement planning, teaching children about finances, and accessing benefits. I'm immensely grateful for the support and resources provided by CFR.

Senait Shewarega

Our spending

We Are A Non-Profit Organization

We prioritize transparency and accountability, ensuring that your contributions are used efficiently and effectively to alleviate the suffering of refugees and help them rebuild their lives with dignity.


Your contribution

Empowering Hope, Embracing Humanity

Your kindness and generosity are the driving force behind our efforts, and we are deeply appreciative of your commitment to making the world a better place.

You Have The Power Two Change Tomorrow

Helping refugees is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic choice. By extending our support, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those who have been forced to flee their homes. Let us come together, show compassion, and work towards creating a world where no one is left behind. Together, we can build a brighter future for all

Helping refugees is not just an act of charity; it is an investment in our collective future. Refugees bring with them unique skills, talents, and perspectives that can enrich our societies. By providing them with the necessary resources and opportunities, we can unlock their potential and empower them to contribute to our communities.

Refugees are not just statistics; they are human beings with dreams, aspirations, and potential. They have been forced to leave everything behind in search of safety and a better future. By extending a helping hand, we can offer them a glimmer of hope and a chance to rebuild their lives.

In today's world, the refugee crisis has reached unprecedented levels. Millions of people are displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution, and natural disasters. As a global community, it is our moral imperative to step up and help these vulnerable individuals. By providing assistance and support to refugees, we can not only alleviate their suffering but also contribute to a more compassionate and inclusive society.

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News & Articles

From Struggle to Hope: Senayit’s Journey from

In 2011, Senayit fled to South Africa from Ethiopia due to political issues and instability.

From Kakuma to Canada: Gashaw’s Journey of

Gashaw was born and raised in Gondar, Ethiopia. Political conflict led him to flee to

Helping Refugees: A Moral Imperative 

In today's world, the refugee crisis has reached unprecedented levels. Millions of people are displaced