Sophie McCann is a program director and advocate with experience in international development and human rights advocacy in the UK and internationally. She specializes in refugee and migrants’ rights and community-based mental health and gender programming. Sophie is part of the Lamp Lifeboat Ladder team focusing on organizational development and communications.
WE ARE FUNDRAISING FOR LAMP LIFEBOAT LADDER!
Help us reach our fundraising target of $100,000 CAD for our survivor-led refugee resettlement initiative for survivors of sexual violence and torture. Visit the CanadaHelps.org website and please consider donating to Lamp Lifeboat Ladder! Through an agreement with the Canadian Government, we are working to resettle 90 survivors and their families currently living in Jordan and Greece to Canada, where they will be able to rebuild their lives in safety. Lamp Lifeboat Ladder is hosted by international law firm Reed Smith LLP and we are partnering with esteemed organizations including the Canadian Center for Victims of Torture, the World Refugee and Migration Council and Doctors without Borders (MSF).
Each year thousands of women and girls fleeing social upheaval or war are displaced and forced to leave their countries in search of safety. To honor and celebrate the wonderful women with whom we work, and all women worldwide, we launched our fundraiser to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March. We have set a target to raise $100,000 CAD by 31st March. Through incredible generosity we have already raised $26,000 - a quarter of our target! We have just under 2 weeks left so please help us reach our final target of $100,000 by donating at CanadaHelps.org. All donations, however big or small will be gratefully received.
Donors who live outside of Canada can also give via CanadaHelps.org.
Every dollar you donate will go directly towards the cost of resettling survivors of sexual violence and torture to Canada. Thank you.
Help us aid refugees who have survived torture and trauma to discover a new life by supporting their relocation to Canada.