Volume 12 | December 2018
A refugee family needs you this Christmas
Dear CCI Friend,

In one week many of you will be celebrating Christmas with your family and loved ones. But for many refugees in Ottawa, the holiday season can be a difficult time.

Many refugees are still adjusting to life in Ottawa and are worried about family members they had to leave behind when they came to Canada.

We're here to help them, but this year our Christmas fundraising efforts were hampered by the rotating strikes at Canada Post. We started our Christmas appeal in late November when daily strikes were still happening.

As a result, and understandably, not everyone had faith that their donation would find its way to us this year. But it's not too late to make a gift this Christmas. You can make a donation online and help a refugee family this Christmas.

Many refugee families have fled war, poverty, violence and civil unrest. They need your support as they settle and integrate into our community.

With blessings of the season,

Carl Nicholson
Executive Director