We are asked in Arabic, in French, in Amharic and in over thirty additional languages.
We are asked by families fleeing war. We are asked by young women escaping forced marriages. By the people who have been tortured, persecuted, and who have left unsafe homes in hope of finding a safe future in Canada. It’s the most urgent and frequent question we are asked, its: “Can you help me?”
As the leading organization for refugee advice, information, assistance, representation and settlement services we see the challenge. Will you help us secure a better future for refugees? Guiding each person and family to the resources they need. Helping refugees connect with employment services, language learning, mental health counseling, assistance navigating our legal and political systems, and finding a place to call home.The stories we have to share, of fleeing the unimaginable for the unknown, are a testament to the courage of those we help.
The outcomes we can share include those who have made our province their home and continue to give back to Nova Scotia.Make your gift today. Help welcome a refugee to Canada. Because of compassionate people like you, we can say “yes, we can help you!” each time we are asked.
Shukraan, Merci, Mahadsanid!There are many ways that it can be said, from the bottom of our hearts: Thank you.
What People Are Saying
"When I first came to the HRC, I was traumatized and homeless. From the day I stepped in, I received a warm welcome which made me feel like I wasn't alone in the world. Staff and my lawyers prepared me for the refugee hearing.... the heartfelt support was a precious help to accomplish my journey"
— A client helped by the Halifax Refugee Clinic
"In response to the current refugee crisis in Europe, in protest against Trump's 120 ban on refugees entering the USA, and in support of making Canada and Halifax in particular as welcoming a place as possible to refugees"
— Monthly Donor, Canda Helps
"Thank you for all your hard work and commitment. You are reaching out to so many persons who would not have anywhere else to go for support and advice. I hope this donation will help you reach more because each one matters"
— Donor, Canada Helps
"Keep up the good work! You may never hear from many "ordinary" people, but we are here and are proud of your work"
— Clinic Supporter
"I was desperate for someone to help me out as I had no place to stay or no money to buy food. They received me as a family member who was lost and found. From finding a place to stay to free legal service for my claim, they gave me all I needed to settle in Halifax. "
— A Client
"The Clinic helped me to thought out the asylum-seeking and permanent residence application. I also received help with resettlement, and work permit, and resume preparation. I am so grateful for the caring, supportive, and committed staff. I received care – physical, emotional, and material support""
— A Client