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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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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Refugee Research in Kenya

January 23, 2019

Are you a graduate student at Carleton, McGill University, University of Ottawa or York University? 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…

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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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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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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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