The Community Refugee Fund addresses Family Reunification as a model for offering support to refugee claimants and their families. Below is a diagram that shows how Family Reunification works and the costs involved, detailing a true refugee claimant experience. This family reunification took seven years (from when the mother first arrived in Canada until her spouse and three children joined her in Canada).
- Total cost for this family’s reunification $40,230.00
- The mother was working and able to pay $30,350.00
- The SNJM Community Refugee Fund paid $9,880.00