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Trail & Ale Walk/Run 2020

Trail & Ale Walk/Run 2020

Trail & Ale - 5/7K Run/Walk for Rayjon Our 1st ever Trail and Ale event was a huge success! Over 100 participants joined us from across Canada. Everyone enjoyed the great outdoors, exercise, stylin' T-shirts, and refreshing ale from the Refined Fool. ...

Covid-19: At the intersection of fear and hope

Covid-19: At the intersection of fear and hope

Fear, Danger, Destruction: At a time of global and national crisis as Covid-19 continues to spread, Haitians are struggling with additional challenges that are hard for us to comprehend from the safety and comfort of Canada: rising gang violence, escalating political...

We Envision a World

We Envision a World

Since 1986 Rayjon has sought to eliminate inequalities, build relationships, and foster collaboration toward a more just world. We envision “A world in which people have an equal opportunity to thrive…” (Rayjon Vision). However, we recognize that in our world today...

The Nursing Trip That Didn’t Happen

The Nursing Trip That Didn’t Happen

The Nursing Trip That Didn't Happen  Sue Vodarek is a trip leader who normally would have taken a group of Georgian college nursing students to the Dominican Republic in the spring of 2020. Back on April 22, she wrote the following letter, which appears here with...

Update: Covid-19 in Haiti

Update: Covid-19 in Haiti

As communities around the world face the many burdens brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Haiti, too, is struggling with unprecedented fear and uncertainty. As our partners and friends are braving yet another storm, we stand alongside them. Please read on for 3...

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

We would like to say a huge THANK you to everyone who came out to the Refined Fool to celebrate International Women's Day 2020 with Rayjon. We had amazing partners, working with Women's March Sarnia-Lambton, the Refined Fool, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, and Your Local...

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Dorcin was orphaned at a young age and had no other means of help. Through Rayjon he received support to attend elementary and secondary school. He struggled with academics in secondary school, so was offered the opportunity to participate in a pilot program offering vocational skills training. He learned about heavy equipment operation, and he is very proud to have (and show off) his certificate.  Now he wants to give back. Of the vocational program he says:

“IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED FOR ME.”