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Ministers from six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Spain) declare their support for community sponsorship

December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 At the first ever Global Refugee Forum, the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) hosted a spotlight session and a reception celebrating the growth of community refugee sponsorship around the world. The GRSI recognized 11 countries that have introduced pilot or full sponsorship programs, as well as representatives from all parts of the…

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BVOR Sponsorship Stories: Immigration professionals walk the talk by sponsoring for the first time

July 30, 2019

Tara Templin is part of Ottawa’s ‘Sponsorship Squad’, a group of friends who are all involved professionally in the immigration sector. Find out more about how you can be part of the 2019 BVOR Fund. Our group is called the Sponsorship Squad and we are all friends of friends of friends. It was the first…

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Workplace Sponsorship in Canada – A Workshop

July 27, 2019
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BVOR Sponsorship Stories: Ottawa’s ‘Team Sponsor Wow’

July 3, 2019

Amy Bartlett is part of ‘Team Sponsor Wow’, a mixed group of 15 friends, friends of friends and strangers in Ottawa who all sponsored for the first time. Find out more about how you can be part of the 2019 BVOR Fund. Our sponsored refugees arrived in November 2018: a resilient, patient, wonderfully fun-loving widowed…

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PRESS RELEASE: Trebek Forum 2019 – “Humanizing Migration” through Private Refugee Sponsorship

June 13, 2019

OTTAWA – 13 June, 2019 – On June 20th, World Refugee Day, Canadian and international thought leaders from government, academia and civil society will come together at the University of Ottawa for the bilingual 2019 Trebek Forum on “Humanizing Migration: Rights, Refuge, Responsibilities”. The Forum will feature high-level speakers, workshops, and a screening of the…

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