The original committee had the vision to start the work, build community partnerships, recruit volunteers, raise most of the funding, and set up a process to act as a sponsoring organization. The current committee members have been involved with settling the three sponsored families since 2016 and continue to assist them and the other newcomer families in adjusting to life in Collingwood.
Marc Suood Aldewan
Tara Bailey – Co Chair
Ruth Plant – Co Chair
We also wish to acknowledge the many other volunteers who have stepped forward
in any number of ways to help settle our newcomers. Each and everyone of you has made a difference.
We are also very grateful to All Saints Anglican Church for acting as the financial administrator for our funding. This has created additional work for the volunteers there and we really appreciate their ongoing administrative assistance.We would like to thank all of you who have made a donation to help with settling Syrian newcomers in Collingwood.
Yours sincerely, Tara Bailey and Ruth Plant