Category: Refugee Sponsorship

Manitoba Settlement Guidebook & Checklist for Private Sponsors

This Settlement Guide Book was created to meet the needs of Manitoba Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Group of Five, and Community Groups who would like to engage in sponsoring refugees in Canada. We hope that this Guidebook will support private sponsors and as well as offer concrete guidance to those working to…

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Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Information on Pilot for Excluded Family Members

Pilot for Excluded Family Members: Practical Information: This document provides basic information for newcomers and those who support them about a pilot project that allows some people to sponsor family members who were not originally declared to immigration authorities (and who are therefore Excluded Family Members).¬†https://ccrweb.ca/en/pilot-excluded-family-members-practical-information ———————– Projet pilote pour les membres de la famille…

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IRCC: Responsibilities of Sponsorship Groups & Availability of IRCC-funded Resettlement and Settlement Services

This two-page document prepared by IRCC explains the responsibilities of private sponsors and IRCC funded service providers. This document is intended for: 1) sponsorship groups participating in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program outside Quebec; 2) Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to deliver Settlement and/or Resettlement Assistance Program…

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Migration Policy Institute report – Volunteers and Sponsors: A Catalyst for Refugee Integration?

Community engagement and the importance of knowing how to support volunteers and sponsors. While volunteer efforts cannot replace specialized social service agencies or well-resourced social assistance programs, they offer unique resources that can be an invaluable complement to the services that professional agencies and caseworkers provide. Yet engaging volunteers or community sponsors is hardly a…

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Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors on a national level (excl. Quebec). The objective of the RSTP is to address their information and on-going training needs as well as the initial information needs…

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Resource Link: http://www.rstp.ca/

The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association: Sponsorship Guidebook

This site has been designed to meet the needs of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors who are currently sponsoring, or thinking about sponsoring refugees in Canada. While initial focus of this site is to support private sponsorship in Calgary, sponsors across Canada can still benefit from many…

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