About Us

We are volunteers

The Tibetan Resettlement Project Ottawa is supported entirely by volunteer effort and donations.  We are engaged in helping 30 displaced Tibetans from northeastern India to settle in Ottawa each year for the next three years.

The federal government will provide permanent resident status to the newcomers, but all of their settlement needs for the first year in Canada are the responsibility of our voluntary organization. In addition to financial contributions, we are looking for jobs, housing, furniture, household items, clothing and food.

Our Board

The Tibetan Resettlement Project Ottawa has a volunteer board that directs our activities.  We work with our parent organization, Project Tibet Society, the national coordinator of the resettlement effort. Our local co-sponsor, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, provides expert assistance on settlement issues.

If you are interested in helping us with our work, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Cornelius von Baeyer, Chair
Josée Filion, Vice-Chair, Volunteer Coordinator
Samphe Lhalungpa, Fundraising Lead (Dawa Norbu, Co-Lead)
Jack Gilmer, Treasurer
Sarah Hafez, Employment Lead
Paul Bennett, Mentoring Lead
Valerie Swinton, Communications Lead (Jennifer Lavoie, Co-Lead)
Gyaltsok, Housing Coordinator
Edwinna von Baeyer, In-Kind Donations Lead (Lynne Hoover, Co-Lead)
Sarah Harris, Secretary
Norman Steinberg, Past Chair

Our brochure

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