Rainbow Foundation of Hope has just awarded two grants to a new charitable partner, the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax (UUC).

As the sponsorship agreement holder (SAH), UUC is working in partnership with Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) to resettle queer refugees from the Middle East to Atlantic Canada.

Growing a national network of community partners has been a priority of Rainbow Foundation of Hope (RFOH) as part of the first strategic initiative undertaken by the Board of Directors in early 2016.

Both UUC and RRANS will work to privately sponsor three LGBT+ refugees with Ubuntu Canada Refugee as the constituent group (CG). One CG is working to resettle a queer Azerbaijani couple in Turkey and the other is looking to resettle a queer Syrian in Lebanon.

With grants that have now been issued to Canadian charities from Nanaimo, B.C. to Halifax, Nova Scotia we are proud to be present from coast to coast and in six provinces: B.C.. Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.