Webinar - The Private Sponsorship Of Refugees Program: Then & Now

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program dates back to the late 70s in Canada. What are its roots and guiding principles? How has it evolved over time and where are we now?

Join this webinar to find out where refugee sponsors are coming from and where they’re going. Ask questions and share your own experiences during the discussion part of the webinar.


  • Don Smith, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
  • Brian Dyck, Mennonite Central Committee

Don Smith (Anglican Diocese of Ottawa) and Brian Dyck (Mennonite Central Committee) will sharing what the private refugee sponsorship program looked like at the beginning, how it has changed over time and where it's currently at.

They will focus on the number of submissions/landings/etc. as well as the backlog crisis, resettlement populations and the need for service providers and refugee sponsors to work more closely together.

Time has been allotted for Q&A at the end of the webinar, so join the conversation.

Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 12:300 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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