Refugee family to soon arrive in Kincardine

Family of six fled the war in Syria seven years ago and has been in a Lebanese refugee camp since 2013

Though delayed by many months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kincardine Refugee Committee will soon be welcoming a new family to Kincardine.

The committee has just received word that the Canadian government is currently making travel arrangements to bring the Syrian family of six (mother, father and four children) to Kincardine, and they could be here in just a few weeks, said Rev. Kathy Fraser, Chair of the Kincardine Refugee Committee.

“Our family fled the war in Syria seven years ago and have been living in a refugee camp in Lebanon for the past six years,” Rev. Fraser said. “As you can expect, they are very much looking forward to arriving in Canada and starting their new life in Kincardine.”

Though their arrival has been delayed significantly by the COVID-19 crisis, the committee is very excited the family will soon be in Canada. Upon arrival, the family will enter into a mandated 14-day quarantine in their new home, which the committee — through the community’s many generous donations — has been renting, furnishing and holding for the family for many months, Rev. Fraser added.

“We must thank all of the organizations, businesses and families who have already donated towards caring for our family. If you wish to be part of this exciting initiative as we eagerly welcome the family, you can donate online (link below) or by cheque.”

If you would like to donate online please visit You can also donate by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church (please put Kincardine Refugee Committee in the memo line) to:

Knox Presbyterian Church
345 Durham St.
Kincardine, ON
N2Z 1Y6

All donations in excess of $20 per year are eligible for tax receipts.

The Kincardine Refugee Committee will continue to update the community on our family’s arrival, and we encourage you to follow us on Facebook.

This will be the second family the Kincardine Refugee Committee has assisted in starting a new life in Canada. The first family lived in Kincardine from 2016-17 before they moved closer to urban centres in order for the three children to pursue higher education. This past March, Amin Elahi was accepted into the Medical Sciences Faculty at Western University.