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News Release: Hundreds of refugees to settle in Canada by year’s end after receipt of $3.5 million in donations ensures community sponsorship spaces are filled

November 14, 2018

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2018 /CNW/ – 685 refugees will be settled in 49 Canadian communities by the end of this year thanks to the rapid combined efforts of sponsors, private donors, and government. More than 150 sponsoring groups from across Canada have stepped forward since August to sponsor refugees, after a handful of philanthropic leaders committed a combined total of…

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Fundraising Consultant

November 8, 2018

The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub was founded in 2012, and our mission is to foster justice and human rights for refugees at local, national, and international levels through innovative research, programs and partnerships. We are supported in our work by a team of in-house experts, a wide range of consultants, and a broad and…

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Digital Officer (Part-Time)

November 8, 2018

The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub was founded in 2012, and our mission is to foster justice and human rights for refugees at local, national, and international levels through innovative research, programs and partnerships. We are supported in our work by a team of in-house experts, a wide range of consultants, and a broad and…

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Refugee Hub Spotlight Grants

September 27, 2018

A core tenet of the Refugee Hub’s mission is to foster a vibrant uOttawa community around refugee law, policy and protection. To this end, our Spotlight Grants aim to highlight and support the work that leaders in our community are undertaking on refugee-related issues. Spotlight Grants contribute to the impact and profile of grantees’ initiatives…

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News Release: Canadian entrepreneur partners with BVOR Fund to settle 20 refugee families

September 6, 2018

Canadian entrepreneur Jim Estill joins special initiative that brings together sponsors & funders to resettle UNHCR referred refugees to Canada in 2018 OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 6 September 2018 – Canadian Entrepreneur, Jim Estill, President and CEO of Danby Appliances, has partnered with the recently announced BVOR Fund to sponsor 20 refugee families to Canada. Estill has…

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Seeking uOttawa Upper-Year Law Student Fellows

August 31, 2018

Professor Jennifer Bond and the uOttawa Refugee Hub are seeking talented & committed upper-year students to join our dynamic research team. Successful candidates will support several academic research projects, a number of major talks, and the Refugee Hub’s engagement in national and international consultations on the future of the refugee system. Student projects will vary…

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Un nouveau fonds assume les coûts du parrainage de réfugiés par les Canadiens

August 17, 2018

 Une initiative extraordinaire rassemble parrains et bailleurs de fonds pour réinstaller les réfugiés référés par le HCR au Canada OTTAWA (ONTARIO), le 7 août 2018 – Le Carrefour des réfugiés de l’Université d’Ottawa et la Fondation Shapiro, en collaboration avec les Services aux familles juives d’Ottawa, sont ravis d’annoncer la création d’un nouveau fonds visant à…

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News Release: New Fund Covers Costs for Canadians Sponsoring Refugees

August 7, 2018

Special initiative brings together sponsors & funders to resettle UNHCR referred refugees to Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 7 August 2018 – The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub and the Shapiro Foundation, together with Jewish Family Services Ottawa, are delighted to announce the creation of a new fund aimed at facilitating the sponsorship of up to 1,000…

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Job Opportunity: Program Officer, Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

July 26, 2018

Are you a smart, passionate, creative professional looking for a next step in your global career? Then we might have the role for you! The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) is a unique and ambitious multi-stakeholder collaboration that is mandated to encourage and support the adoption of refugee sponsorship programs around the world.  The University of Ottawa Refugee…

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uOttawa’s Refugee Hub Plays a Key Role in New SSHRC Partnership Grant on Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime

July 16, 2018

The uOttawa Refugee Hub, based at the Common Law Section, and the Faculty of Social Sciences are partnering with Professor James Milner of Carleton University on a $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  The project, titled Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime: Understanding and Enhancing Impact through…

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