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Our Area is home to talented, experienced, and committed experts across a range of sectors relevant to the smooth transition of refugee families to a new life in Canada.
Meet our team leaders!
Chair: Audrey McKendry Bridge
Vice chairs: Graeme Bonham-Carter, Fred McFarland
Secretary: Wendy Quarry
Treasurer: Gwendy Hall
At Large: Diana MacKay
Holy Trinity Anglican Church representative: Bob Johnston.
Wendy Quarry has worked extensively in Afghanistan.
Bob Johnston formerly worked for CIDFA, and ran a Afghan project in the early 2000s.
On behalf of the Ceilidh Girls: Janet Campbell
(Team leaders under review for the third family)
Responsible for keeping the local community informed of the progress, program, intent and needs of MBC.
Establishes the educational needs of the family members, identifies the resources available in the area to meet their needs and funding for the necessary resources.
Establishes contacts for gainful employment for any of the family once they are settled and become proficient enough in English.
Works with the family to manage their finances.
Obtains the furniture, appliances and household equipment needed by the family.
Plans and conducts fundraising activities.
Establishes appropriate housing for the refugee family.
Language and Interpretation Team
Provides assistance with translation, interpretation and language learning, as needed.
Identifies the medical needs of the family, arranges translation services and transportation for appointments.
Co-ordinates and obtains the documentation needs of the family. Orients the family within the community. Provides links to similar families and community organizations in the region.
Supports social engagement of the family in community activities.
Arranges all transportation needs for the family for necessary trips and appointments.
Supports integration at school and in after-school activities for the family’s children.