This October 3rd, join WUSC members, alumni and supporters across Canada and pledge to walk 5km, or to cycle 10, 25 or 50km in support of the Student Refugee Program, the only youth-to-youth sponsorship program in the world that combine refugee resettlement with post-secondary education.
Held in over 25 Canadian cities on October 3rd, the Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly walking and cycling event connecting people, organizations and service agencies working towards one goal: supporting and empowering displaced people around the world. Participants pledge to walk or ride their bicycle as a team and fundraise for their charity of choice.
We are participating for a 4th consecutive year to raise funds for our Student Refugee Program. We are raising funds to continue empowering refugee youth and students involved in the unique Student Refugee Program that currently runs on more than 60 Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPS.
Last year, 11 mighty WUSC teams raised over $14,000 for the Student Refugee Program! This year, we’re ramping up our national participation in order to raise $20,000. We need your help to reach our goal:
Round-up at least 5 members or friends of WUSC, set an exciting team fundraising goal, and sign your team up online! Ride for Refuge’s easy to use and secure online fundraising platform makes it a breeze to create a personalized page so that you can ask your family, friends and networks to help you reach your goal.
Don’t forget to ensure your team chooses “WUSC/EUMC” as its charity of choice to ensure your efforts support the Student Refugee Program (team captains will be prompted when signing-up).
- Local Committees: Whether it’s your first or fourth time, Ride for Refuge is a great way to kick-start the year with new and current Local Committee members. Work as a team towards an exciting fundraising goal and raise awareness about the Student Refugee Program on your campus! Last year’s event created a lot of cross-Canada synergy: join us!
- WUSC Alumni:Ride for Refuge is a great opportunity for WUSC alumni to stay involved! Graduated Local Committee and Student Refugee Program students, previous International Seminar participants and Uniterra volunteers, as well as friends of WUSC can create their own team or join an existing one. Activate your professional, family and WUSC networks to help us raise much needed funds for the Student Refugee Program.
About the Student Refugee Program
Since 1978, the SRP has enabled over 1500 refugees from over 35 countries of origin in Africa, Asia, Europe the Middle East and the Americas to resettle in Canada and pursue their studies at a Canadian university, college or CEGEP. Our unique model also gives Canadian students a chance to learn about global issues and forced migration, and develops valuable cross-cultural and leadership skills as they support the newcomer students on their campus.