Layne Daggett holding cake, Sept 2013, retiring from the Ready Advisory Committee. Left to right: Andrew Kuipers, Fran Gallo, Jamie Spray, Loren Balisky, Layne Daggett, Alexandra Charlton, Andrea Armstrong, Lesley Stalker.

Layne Daggett’s legacy for refugee claimants – Ready Tours

September 18, 2022 by Loren Balisky

I first met Layne in 1999. My partner Tama and I had recently launched the Kinbrace community and I was looking for mentors. I’d heard about Layne, this Baptist pastor who had, by then, served as a decision-maker Member with … Continue reading


Ashki’s Story

June 10, 2022 by Loren Balisky

Ashki Shkur arrived in Canada in 2017, was student council president at Britannia Secondary School 2021-2022, and is now heading to UBC on a full $80,000 scholarship. So proud of this young woman! Thanks to you—if you are a Kinbrace … Continue reading

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Your Pandemic FAQs Answered

July 23, 2020 by Loren Balisky

These are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about refugee claimants and the Kinbrace community amid the ongoing pandemic.   The Canada-USA border is closed.  How is this affecting the number of people making claims for refugee protection in Canada? The … Continue reading