International Children Aid Refuge and Education (ICARE) Network has been launched to provide quality care and education for children at risk in a home like environment.


ICARE network started with Elim Family Worship Centre in Peterborough wanting to make children at risk its special mission. Elim is a part of the Apostolic Church in Canada, which has had a long history of world wide missions activity. The local church body sponsored the building of a children’s home in India, which is just now receiving children into its care. In 2005 we are launching a children’s home in Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. In 2006 our goal is to open children’s homes in AIDS ravaged Zambia. We are linking these and other future projects together under the banner of ICARE Network.

Mission Activities Include

  • Build and manage a network of children's homes in partnership with nationals in the host countries
  • Operate a child sponsorship program for children at risk
  • Provide short term missions opportunities for young adults, professionals, and workers with a heart to help
  • Engage specific skills to create projects that alleviate the problems of poverty, disease and abuse
  • partner with business minded individuals to create micro-enterprises for sustainable care

Policies and Procedures

ICARE provides guidelines and standards for operating homes in the host countries, and for the care of children. Click HERE to link to administrative policies and resources.