In early 2008 the Place of Rescue Foundation was incorporated and registered as an a officially recognized Canadian charity. Just months earlier in 2007 a volunteer board of directors was put in place to give direction to the Foundation and Blaine Sylvester was appointed as Executive Director. Since then, the Foundation has been privileged to raise funds and awareness here in Canada, all in support of the work of the Cambodian NGO Songkrua (Rescue) which was founded by Canadian Marie Ens.

The Foundation is so pleased with the way that Canadians have responded with a heart of compassion towards the “least of these” in the land of Cambodia. The board wishes to thank all those who have partnered with us and Songkrua (Rescue) over the past few years. We look forward to what God has is store for us as we move forward in faith with our wonderful partners all across Canada.  United, we continue to believe that.

“religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this, to look after widows and orphans in their distress…” James 1:27. May God guide us & our partner Songkrua (Rescue) as we seek to do that every day in the land of Cambodia in Jesus’ name!


Executive Director - Rev. Blaine Sylvester

Blaine Sylvester has served as the executive director for Place of Rescue Foundation since 2007. Prior to taking on that role, Blaine served as a pastor, a missionary, and an administrator at a Christian university.

He is married to Shelly (Ens) and they have 4 adult children.




George Coutts - Chairman

Albert Elliott

Emma Emgard

Jay Hubert

Angie Redecopp