The Refugee Hub works in more than 20 countries to provide high-quality and tailored support to national, regional, and local governments as well as civil society and private sector leaders working to design, implement, and grow protection pathways for refugees that leverage the welcoming capacity within communities.

In addition to providing support, we specialize in creating and stewarding multi-stakeholder partnership to maximize collective impact across multiple sectors.

Our flagship global partnerships include:

The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) is a unique multi-sectoral partnership between the Government of Canada, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Open Society Foundations, The Shapiro Foundation, The Giustra Foundation, and the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub (Refugee Hub). It is mandated to encourage and support the adoption and expansion of community sponsorship around the world. The Refugee Hub played a pivotal role in the creation of the GRSI and the Refugee Hub’s Founder and Managing Director Jennifer Bond serves as the initiative’s Chair.

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This European Commission-funded project brings together the Refugee Hub with Caritas Italy and International, the International Catholic Migration Commission, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Consorzio Communitas, the Waldesian Diaconia, the University of Bologna, FEDASIL Belgium, Nasc: the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre, and Leuven Catholic University. The focus of the initiative is to examine the crucial nexus between community sponsorship and complementary pathways and its impact on enhancing refugee integration experiences and growing protection opportunities. The initiative will advance design for labor and education pathways linked to community sponsorship in Belgium, Ireland, and Italy.