AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. We represent the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and support the Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. In this capacity AURA facilities the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) by working with a coalition of churches and affiliated organizations to help refugees regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality.

AURA believes that Canada can be a true safe haven for refugees fleeing their homes and that all Canadians can work together to help. AURA relies on a dedicated team of professions and volunteers to ensure refugees can have the opportunity to begin new lives here in Canada.

By getting involved with AURA as a refugee sponsor, a financial donor or a volunteer YOU have the ability to make a difference in a refugeeā€™s life today!

AURA's Mission:
AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees.

AURA's Vision:
Canada can be a true safe haven for refugees fleeing their homes due to extreme hardships. We see all Canadians working together to help support and guide refugees as they make new lives here in Canada. Canadians have a unique set of circumstances that allow us to help some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

AURA's Values:
We believe that all newcomers to Canada deserve the same support and respect as the rest of the population.

We believe it is important to practise an anti-oppressive approach, by acknowledging and working against the oppression that exists in societies, economies, cultures, and social groups.

We acknowledge that all refugees arriving in Canada have a vast variety of skills and are inherently able to make positive contributions to Canadian society.

We believe that successful settlement is best achieved through the empowerment of refugees.

We understand the need to facilitate effective partnerships between refugees, support agencies, and greater Canadian society.