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Ride for Refuge 2017: Thank you for walking, riding, and supporting the SRP!

The WUSC HQ team pose with the WUSC flag ahead of their event in Ottawa, ON.

 

On September 30th, over 6,000 individuals across the country gathered to participate in Ride for Refuge. This year, we were proud to walk and bike alongside 102 fellow members of the WUSC network. Together, we raised funds and awareness in support of the Student Refugee Program (SRP). So far this year, our network has raised $13,165 through the Ride for Refuge to support refugee resettlement and higher education. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s participants on engaging their networks and reaching their goals. We thank them all for their support!

A Local Committee member from Dalhousie Agricultural College shows her WUSC pride at the Ride for Refuge event in Truro, NS.

Funds raised by our network through the Ride for Refuge go toward our unique refugee education program. The SRP is the only youth-to-youth sponsorship program in the world that combines refugee resettlement with post-secondary education. With your help, we are providing more refugees with the chance to pursue their education in a safe and welcoming environment.

 

Local Committee members from the University of Alberta pose with some Ride for Refuge swag at the event in Edmonton, AB.

Earlier this fall, we welcomed 130 bright, young refugees through the SRP to study at post-secondary institutions across Canada. Since the program began in 1978, we have helped resettle over 1,700 refugee youth through our partnerships with over 80 universities, colleges, and cegeps in Canada.

Related: Find out how you can help increase the number of placements available to refugee youth.

Ride for Refuge is an annual fundraising event in support of charities that provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere. This year, over 1,000 teams in 26 locations across the country helped to exceed the campaign goal of raising $2,000,000.

Missed the chance to participate? You can still make a difference by donating to one of our teams until October 31st, 2017.

Current and former Local Committee members from McGill, Concordia, and Laval came together to form a Montreal-based team to support the SRP.

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