For refugees outside of Canada: 
AURA is not able to consider applications directly from refugees outside of Canada. If you are a refugee wanting to come to Canada, please do not call our office as we will not be able to help you. We advise you to contact/register with the UNHCR. AURA cannot respond to these requests.

For relatives/friends in Canada who want to sponsor a refugee overseas:
At AURA, we cannot submit as many applications as we want. The government gives us a number of “spots” (called allocations) that determines how many people we can help to sponsor each year. We receive a very large number of requests, and a very small number of allocations or “spots”.

AURA does not have a waiting list, because our ability to support a sponsorship depends on many different factors (location, available sponsor groups etc…)

If you live inside our catchment area and you would like AURA to keep your contact information on file as someone who is interested in sponsorship, please contact the AURA Office by phone at 416-588-1612.