Get to know AURA

Nadia volunteers as the Chair of the Board of Directors for AURA, a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. Our mission is to provide support and expertise to groups involved in refugee sponsorship and resettlement. Click this link or the image below to download AURA’s Brochure, and if you haveContinue reading “Get to know AURA”

Free to a Newcomers’ Home

If you’d like to have any of these items, please contact my kind neighbour Jim to arrange a time to drop by and pick them up. Our neighbourhood is Scarborough – Guildwood. 266-8513 How did we meet Jim? When we published an article in our community newsletter inviting people to get involved in refugeeContinue reading “Free to a Newcomers’ Home”


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About Us

Hi, we’re Nadia and Darrick Heyd, and we’ve been involved in refugee sponsorship in Toronto (where we live) for the last 5 years. Right now, we’re part of an Ottawa-based sponsorship collective working towards helping a family of 6 from the DRC come to Canada. We also do whatever else we can to support refugees and newcomers. Nadia’s just become the Board Chair at

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