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Speak and Savour

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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MCRS and CIGI (Centre for International Governance and Innovation) are partnering together for an extraordinary fundraising event June 6, 2018 called “Speak and Savour”.

This ticketed event begins with doors opening at 6:30pm. It will be an evening of sharing stories through video vignettes, presentations by the award-winning Crossing Borders youth, a Q and A panel with some of our courageous clients/international friends, and our inspiring plenary guest speaker, Dr. Michael Stephenson, from Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre!

Dr. Michael has been working with refugees since he began his residency in 2006.  He has previously worked in Montreal at Sante-Accueil and continues to work in Toronto at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services.  He was recently awarded a Kitchener Mayor’s City Builder Award for his work with Sanctuary.

A savoury reception will follow highlighting:

  • international desserts and various refreshments
  • opportunity to mingle with people whose lives are being changed through the help of MCRS
  • a silent auction

Our clients come from over 30 different countries around the world. They are fleeing persecution, oppression and very personal threats against their lives, often having to leave vulnerable family members behind in the hope of being reunited soon!

We are the “go to” organization for people to:

  • receive claim process support,
  • get settled quickly, and
  • find ways to engage in the community they hope will become their new permanent home

Last year we received almost 500 new people into our community, each person seeking refuge and finding hope through us. We are done when families are reunited!

We are completely donor funded, meeting the need through the generous support of individual donors and organizations in our community.


June 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


519-571-1912 x 1011


67 Erb St W, N2L 6C2
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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