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Ministers from six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Spain) declare their support for community sponsorship

December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 At the first ever Global Refugee Forum, the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) hosted a spotlight session and a reception celebrating the growth of community refugee sponsorship around the world. The GRSI recognized 11 countries that have introduced pilot or full sponsorship programs, as well as representatives from all parts of the…

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Join us: book launch & panel discussion, Sep 26th

September 12, 2019

“Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace: Beyond Beneficiaries”, presented by Refugee Hub and LERRN. Featured panelists: Prof. Megan Bradley – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University Mustafa Alio – Managing Director/ Co-Founder, Network for Refugee Voices; Managing & Development Director/ Co-Founder, Jumpstart – Refugee…

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BVOR Sponsorship Stories: Immigration professionals walk the talk by sponsoring for the first time

July 30, 2019

Tara Templin is part of Ottawa’s ‘Sponsorship Squad’, a group of friends who are all involved professionally in the immigration sector. Find out more about how you can be part of the 2019 BVOR Fund. Our group is called the Sponsorship Squad and we are all friends of friends of friends. It was the first…

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BVOR Sponsorship Stories: Ottawa’s ‘Team Sponsor Wow’

July 3, 2019

Amy Bartlett is part of ‘Team Sponsor Wow’, a mixed group of 15 friends, friends of friends and strangers in Ottawa who all sponsored for the first time. Find out more about how you can be part of the 2019 BVOR Fund. Our sponsored refugees arrived in November 2018: a resilient, patient, wonderfully fun-loving widowed…

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PRESS RELEASE: Trebek Forum 2019 – “Humanizing Migration” through Private Refugee Sponsorship

June 13, 2019

OTTAWA – 13 June, 2019 – On June 20th, World Refugee Day, Canadian and international thought leaders from government, academia and civil society will come together at the University of Ottawa for the bilingual 2019 Trebek Forum on “Humanizing Migration: Rights, Refuge, Responsibilities”. The Forum will feature high-level speakers, workshops, and a screening of the…

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Invitation: Roundtable with Expert in Election Interference/ Table ronde avec une experte en matière d’ingérence dans les élections

June 5, 2019

Français ci-dessous The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, together with the Public Policy Forum and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, is pleased to be hosting Sasha Havlicek, Founder and CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and a world-renowned expert on extremism, online disinformation and foreign interference in elections. Most recently, the ISD…

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrating 40 years of refugee sponsorship: A Canadian-led success in resettlement

April 12, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 12, 2019 – On April 9th, 2019, a dedicated and inspired group of people gathered at the Senate of Canada to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The room quickly filled with conversations between parliamentarians, government officials, immigration and settlement professionals, business leaders, private refugee sponsors,…

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Refugee Research in Lebanon and Jordan

February 14, 2019

Refugee Research Opportunities in Lebanon and Jordan Are you a graduate student? Are you interested in refugee issues? Are you looking for a unique research placement for the Summer of 2019? Are you able to work and conduct research interviews in Arabic? If so, you will be interested in LERRN: The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network!…

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Refugee Research in Tanzania

February 14, 2019

Refugee Research Opportunity in Tanzania Are you a graduate student? Are you interested in refugee issues? Are you looking for a unique research placement for the Summer of 2019? If so, you will be interested in LERRN: The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network! With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), we are a…

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