Duncan members donated $1,100 to the Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS) to help Syrian families fleeing the 2015 refugee crisis. Granted Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) status by the Government of Canada, CIS could sponsor refugees directly, providing financial and emotional support for one year per family. CIS offers various services for refugees, including translation, interpretation, trauma support, employment support, settlement assistance, free English classes, and professional mentoring.