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Help for Michael

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In September this year, our friend, brother and son, Michael was released and finally made it home. We will continue to support him through these challenging times ahead. 

“I’m overjoyed to be finally reunited with my family. It’s humbling as I begin to understand the continued support that we’ve received from Canadians and those around the world, thank you. I’m appreciating being outside and the simple things around me.”

He had not seen his friends or family for almost three years. Knowing that he had support from outside lifted Michael's spirits, despite those challenging circumstances.

Michael is an earnest, genuine, and impossibly fun person, whom we believe has been detained in error. He deserves better, as does fellow Canadian detainee Michael Kovrig.

We have created this GoFundMe to help Michael afford to pay legal costs he is likely to incur and for living costs when he is out. This episode could seriously affect his livelihood, possibly result in deportation and loss of possessions. Michael’s friends are trying to raise funds to help support him.

You can donate anonymously. (Note the target amount is in Canadian dollars, so please adjust accordingly).

This page is jointly run by a small group of Michael’s close friends. 

Please also see  to learn more about Michael.


  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Darryl Stogre
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (2)

Paul Spavor
Raised $5,437 from 39 donations
Calgary , AB
Mark Livesey
Team member
Raised $125 from 2 donations
This team raised $45,789 from 121 other donations.

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