We contribute strong, evidence-based policy resources to the global refugee ecosystem. We regularly provide customized policy briefs commissioned by government and civil society stakeholders on a wide array of topics relating to refugee protection.
Our skilled research and policy team works in collaboration with experts around the world to develop and share the evidence base for community sponsorship and drive high impact research partnerships on refugee protection.
EU Sustainable Practices of Integration (SPRING)
Composed of a consortium of 9 academic and policy partners, SPRING focuses on collecting, summarizing, and sharing the best available evidence on integration across different European countries. The Refugee Hub contributes to SPRING by offering insights into how different tools and practices used by Canadian sponsorship groups facilitate refugee newcomers’ settlement to Canada; and by producing recommendations to strengthen these tools.
As part of the SPRING Project, we have launched a podcast investigating the nuts and bolts of the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. In monthly episodes, the project team will interview academic, policy, and practitioner experts and explore aspects of Canadian sponsorship and highlight the power of community sponsorship as an integration tool. You can subscribe to the podcast on Spotify
, or Blubrry
Resettlement Plus Resettlement Plus
is an online platform dedicated to collecting and sharing information about resettlement and other third country avenues to protection to a diverse audience. It shares research papers, reports, policy briefs, blogs and other resources with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across the world. The platform houses resources about resettlement, community-based refugee sponsorship, and complementary pathways like family reunification, education pathways, and employment pathways. Resettlement Plus aims to share as much knowledge about different avenues for protection as we can to a wide audience, as accessibly as possible.
Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Global Mapping Project
In 2020-2021, the Refugee Hub partnered with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) to conduct a global mapping of refugee resettlement programs and complementary pathways, including a focus on areas where programs could be scaled up and the barriers to doing so. The analysis
, commissioned by UNHCR, drew on more than 120 interviews conducted by MPI and Refugee Hub researchers with the staff of UNHCR offices, government officials, members of civil society, representatives of higher education institutions, and employers in four regions: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.