Miramichi Refugee
Support Team

The Miramichi Refugee Support team is a group of concerned citizens in Miramichi, NB working together to privately sponsor Syrian refugee families to settle into our community. 

Every Life Counts

We are currently awaiting the arrival of our second Syrian refugee family of a mother, father and 7 boys (Ages: 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15)! Please visit our  Facebook page for current updates.

Small Community, Big Hearts

Give the Gift of Home

We might be a small city in Northern New Brunswick, but we share the universal value of home, safety and freedom. In November 2015, a group of Miramichi residents from various professional, religious and cultural backgrounds met together to see what it would take to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee family to live in our community. The response was an overwhelming 'YES WE CAN!'
We may not be the richest community in Canada, nor the largest, but we have hearts that care and a desire to make a difference to our Syrian neighbours who desperately need our help. Depending on the success of our first goal, we may be able to sponsor more families in the near future. If you are interested in joining our effort to bring a refugee family to Miramichi, please consider donating your time, household items or funds to make this dream a reality.
Since 2011, over 4 million Syrians have lost their homes to escape violence and ​oppresion, consequently enduring death, poverty, hunger, exposure to the elements and futureless exile.
Help us give a refugee family the gift of home that we enjoy in Miramichi by donating today. Our current goal:
to fund a family of 7-10 for one year. 
In-Kind Donations
Volunteers with the Syrian refugee families need to have a police check completed. Before arriving at the station, please download and print the fee waiver form below and bring it to your local police or RCMP station.

Police Check Fee Waiver Form.pdf
We are now looking for household item donations for our refugee family. 
Our current list is available for download here:

Item Donations List

Welcome to Miramichi!

Photo credits: 
Miramichi Centennial Bridge courtesy of Mike Donahue of  Blue Green Orange Photography
Ritchie Wharf pictures courtesy of Matthea Schumpelt