First United has provided support for refugees through the United Church of Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder with the Government of Canada. 

First has participated in sponsorships as a congregation as well as partnered with community-based groups to facilitate and support their capacity to sponsor refugees.

Since 2015, First United has been involved in 52 official refugee files either as a congregation or in partnership with Community Sponsorship Groups. 

Of these 52

  - 35 arrived in 2015 through 2019, and have settled into Canadian life;

  - 3 families are still in their first year of settlement during 2020;

  - 14 applications are in various stages of process.