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.
Sustainable Practices of Integration (SPRING)
The Refugee Hub is the international partner of the SPRING consortium. We contribute to SPRING by offering insights into how the Canadian Sponsorship of Refugees Program facilitates refugee newcomers’ settlement to Canada. Our participation in SPRING is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC). Our primary contribution to the SPRING Project is a qualitative investigation into the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: exploring how different tools, partnerships, and practices of Canadian sponsors facilitate refugee newcomers’ settlement in Canada, and producing recommendations to strengthen these tools and practices.
In September 2022, as part of the SPRING Project, we launched a podcast exploring different aspects of the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. In monthly episodes, the project team will interview academic, policy, and practitioner experts and highlight the potential strengths of community sponsorship as an integration tool. You can subscribe to the podcast on Spotify
, or Blubrry
. Upcoming webinars, events and publications of the EU SPRING Project can be found here
Our podcast episodes, technical reports, working papers and other products related to the SPRING Project can all be found here:
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.