Sponsorship 101


PEC Syria is a private sponsorship group made up of citizens in Prince Edward County, Ontario. As first-time sponsors, they had a lot to learn in a short time in order to serve their refugee family.

This video explores the unique approach they took to the sponsorship model and how it’s become a template for other private sponsors.


Abdel-Malek and Sawsen are the parents to eleven children. They came to Prince Edward County with Abdel-Malek’s mother Hadji, and eventually brought over, with the help of PEC Syria, two of Sawsen’s brothers and her sister. Across these families, there are 32 now settled in the county. Applications are being processed for four more families making it a total of 65 newcomers in the Prince Edward County area.