Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group


There are more than 12 Million Syrians who have been displaced due to the crisis. About 4 Million of them have fled the country. The rest have been internally displaced with many of them stuck on the borders or in immediate danger. Many groups and organizations have taken it upon themselves to help Syrian people start a new life by sponsoring them as refugees.


This project is lead by a non-affiliated group  of dedicated and concerned citizens located in and around Smithers, BC. Smithers is a town located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Smithers is located in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. With a population of 5,404, Smithers is a service area for most of the Bulkley Valley.

The goal of the project is to come together to sponsor one or more refugee families from Syria. The immediate milestone is to raise $40,000 to support a family for one year. So far, more than $14,000 have been raised.



You can contribute to this project by donating towards the sponsorship fund . The following are several way to contribute financially:

  • An account has been opened at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union where donations can be made to “BV Refugee Sponsorship Group – Syria”  A/C 449157.
  • Not in Smithers? Do you e-Transfer using on-line banking? Money can be e-transferred to: bvrefugeesponsorship@gmail.com.
  • Make cheque payable to St. Joseph’s Parish-Refugee with BVRSG on the memo line. You can mail the cheque to:

BV Refugee Sponsorship Group
c/o Malcolm Coupe-Treasurer
PO Box 4156
Smithers, BC. V0J 2N0

For more information, please visit the website http://bvsponsorshipgroup.weebly.com/. If you have any further questions, please contact Pauline Mahoney by phone at 250-877-7737 , or via email on kiwip@bulkley.net.

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