James Bay Refugee Initiative

James Bay Refugee Initiative

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2

For all the articles and updates we have published please click here for the complete archive, and also check the bottom of this screen. Thank you for your interest and support. For any additional information please email me.

Aleksa Harkness, For the James Bay Refugee Initiative Steering Committee 



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Fundraiser for Rashid Family.

Fundraiser dinner and haflah for Rashid family June 29, 6–8pm at Congregation Emanu-El Update: Good News! We are able to issue tax receipts to people who purchase tickets to the dinner. Receipts will be sent out in... Read More


She has arrived!

Dear friends of the James Bay Refugee Initiative -   We have just come back from showing a beautiful, strong, brave woman her new apartment in Victoria.   Yes, this is the news we have been waiting for, and it is... Read More

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Our sponsored refugee will arrive mid April.

Dear friends of the James Bay Refugee Initiative – We are delighted and relieved to be able to give you the news for which we’ve been waiting for so long. The refugee we are sponsoring will arrive in Victoria in... Read More