Month: May 2019

BVOR Sponsorship Stories: An 2SLGTBQI+ group’s first sponsorship experience

May 28, 2019

Darryl Hol is a member of a 2SLGTBQI+ sponsorship group that sponsored a transgender refugee through the 2018 BVOR Fund. He shares with us their experience. Find out more about how you can be part of the 2019 BVOR Fund. We sponsored a trans woman who had faced violence and persecution in her home country.…

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Registration for the 2019 Alex Trebek Forum is open!

May 9, 2019

The bilingual “Humanizing Migration” Forum, to be held at the University of Ottawa on June 20th (World Refugee Day) will bring together Canadian and international thought leaders from government, academia and civil society to humanize public debate on migration to Canada. We are pleased to announce that the following guests will speak on our high-level panel…

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PRESS RELEASE: Funds Now Available for Canadians to Sponsor Hundreds of Refugees in 2019

May 2, 2019

Special initiative brings together sponsors & funders to resettle UNHCR referred refugees to Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 2 May 2019 – The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub is delighted to announce the renewal of its successful 2018 BVOR Fund. The new time-limited fund will facilitate the sponsorship to Canada of refugees identified by the United Nations…

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