Compassion and Justice for Refugees

Action Réfugiés Montréal is a strong voice for refugees in Montréal and beyond.

We seek justice for asylum-seekers and refugees. We promote partnerships among refugees, faith communities and society at large for mutual empowerment. Through our programs we provide hope and assistance while raising awareness of refugee rights.

Sponsorship Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion announced a Suspension of acceptance of new sponsorship applications as of January 27, 2017. Please read the official notice here. We regret that we will be unable to start any new files in 2017 until further notice.

ARM has a private sponsorship program, where people in the Montreal region can sponsor family members who are living in a refugee situation overseas. ARM supports approved sponsors in order to prepare their files and offers follow-up services during the duration of the sponsorship period. All services are provided free of charge.

Detention program

Through Action Réfugiés Montréal’s Detention Program, we provide support to people detained for immigration reasons at the Laval Immigration Holding Centre. Action Réfugiés Montréal is the only organization to visit the Laval IHC on a weekly basis to provide support to detainees.

Twinning program

The goal of our Twinning Program is to create social support for newly arrived woman refugees and to allow Montréal women to learn about the refugee experience firsthand. ARM matches refugee women with women volunteers and through regular meetings, the “twins” create bonds of friendship and solidarity.


“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

– Steve Maraboli

Update: Suspension of new sponsorship applications

The Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) has recently updated its website with information clarifying the status of the sponsorship suspension which was announced in January of this year. To read the original suspension notice, click here. We have...

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Ride for Refuge

September 30, 2017, 9:00am - September 30, 2017, 12:00pm

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Daily phone calls

Persons arrived since 1994

Media Requests

Thank you very much for all your efforts to help us out to get my relative released. I could not possibly put how much we appreciate the work you do in words.

Relative of a recent detainee

My entire family is dancing in joy and we remember your office in our happy moments. We want to hug your entire team! God bless you all!

Sponsorship client whose family was accepted