FEATURED CHARITY of the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Romero House

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Romero House

Romero House is a small community and charitable organization named after the Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador who was martyred for his outspoken defense of human rights. Founded in 1992, Romero House provides assistance in resettling refugees in an atmosphere of respect, with a spirit of mutual relationship, in the context of community and neighbourhood. Over the years, Romero House has accompanied over 6,000 individuals and families from all over the world as they have navigated Canada's refugee determination system while seeking safety and peace in this country.

Romero House is run by a committed team of staff and interns who live with refugees families in the four houses that constitute the heart of our organization. In this space we seek to create a welcoming community for refugees through providing housing and facilitating connections to services and advocacy they need to make a new home in Canada.

This year, all funds raised by Romero House at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be used to sponsor Syrian refugees. These refugees will, on arrival in Canada, be welcomed into Romero House's homes and community. The more money we raise, the more people we can bring to safety.

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Please join our team of staff, interns, refugee residents and community members, volunteers and other supports who make up the Romero Runners! The Scotiabank marathon has become an opportunity for tremendous community building and fundraising to support the ongoing work of Romero House as we attempt to embody Canada's commitment to human rights and dignity.

If you are interested in running with us, please sign up with the Romero Runners and contact Romero House so you can participate in our pre-marathon events, which include practice runs and runner promotion to our wider community of support. Alternatively, you may sign up to support our refugee runners in their fundraising efforts by becoming a Romero Runner promoter. To do so, please email our agency contact.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the marathon!

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