Center for Refugee Studies (CRS) Seminar : Religious Groups and Refugee Sponsorship: Reflections from Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context

When ? Jan 28 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program is a remarkable example of cooperation between grassroots religious groups and the Canadian government. In what ways has the development of private sponsorship been influenced by religious groups, and how do religious groups engage with government processes in the work of refugee resettlement? Panelists will draw from their chapters in the recently-published volume, Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (MQUP 2020).

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With panelists:

Geoffrey Cameron, research associate at the Global Migration Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Sabine Lehr, private sponsorship of refugees manager with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

Madison Pearlman, Lawyer

Luann Good Gingrich, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York University

Kaylee Perez, Migration and Resettlement Associate at Mennonite Central Committee in Ontario

Moderator: Shauna Labman, associate professor of human rights in the Global College at the University of Winnipeg