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GLOBAL PROGRAMS

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GLOBAL REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE
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 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 Professor Jennifer Bond serves as the initiative’s Chair.
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OBJECTIVES
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Increasing refugee resettlement opportunities and improving refugee integration outcomes by engaging governments, community groups, individuals, philanthropists, and businesses in resettlement efforts.
Strengthening host communities that come together to welcome newcomers.
Promoting welcoming and inclusive communities and improving the narrative about refugees and other newcomers.
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