No. 02

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AURA is pleased to present April's newsletter to our most important supporters. It simply would not be possible to continue our work with refugees without your help as: refugee sponsors, volunteers, members, and/or donors.


For those of you who may have missed the previous announcements, AURA's Annual General Meeting will be tomorrow.   Please see the invitation to the right for further details.


Around AURA this Month

April marked the end of AURA student program for the 2013-2014 cycle. All of our students successfully completed their placements with us. We would like to thank them for the hundreds of hours that: Anna Lundkvist, Meriana Matta, and Jyoti Adhikari worked during their placements with us. We truly wish them the best of luck moving forward, knowing they will all be very successful in their future endeavors.


AURA's community activity this month included being invited as a FaithWorks speaker to St. Martin-in-the-Field on April 6th, taking part in the Scarborough Clericus, and participating in a series of meetings in Ottawa with the SAH Council and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Also of note, Alexandra Kotyk (our sponsorship director) was interviewed on the CBC radio program, As It Happens about "Syria's refugees and Canada's response." To hear the podcast go to:  and download Wednesday, April 16, 2014.



Refugee Issues on Social Media 


To stay up to date with all of AURA's social media efforts, make sure you are following us on twitter and Facebook. 


Easter 2014



This Easter we shared our message of hope for all refugees around the world. 








Connecting Children Refugees


The BBC organized a series of letters

from children refugees in Africa to Syrian refugee children.

 Hibo Mahamed Dubow writes: "Not to lose hope!"



Working Together


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You can help refugees in your community by getting involved with AURA through: refugee sponsorship, making a tax-deductible donation, or volunteering. 

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