Build awareness and engagement of civil society in the sponsorship of Afghan refugees
Curate resources and connect to organizations supporting Afghan refugees through humanitarian relief, advocacy, settlement, service provision, research and others
Work with Sponsorship Agreement Holders and others to engage Canadians in private sponsorship and to provide practical support to facilitate the process
Support skills assessment and trauma informed approaches to skills development
Work with employers and service providers to create pathways to economic and social inclusion
Promote evidence based, innovative and collaborative approaches to supporting refugees
Lifeline Afghanistan has been structured by the experiences and lessons learned during the Syrian crisis.
The Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge in collaboration with the University of Toronto, OCADU, and York University mobilized more than 1,000 volunteers and raised over $5 million to resettle hundreds of refugees across the country.
Lifeline Afghanistan is an initiative of the Diversity Institute in the Ted Rogers School of Management.