Refugee resettlement

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

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?Cent

UNHCR warns 2020 risks lowest resettlement levels in recent history

2020 will be a record low for refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns. “We are dealing with a disappointingly low resettlement ceiling to begin with - a quota of less than 50,000 for the entire year - and this was further impacted by COVID-19 delaying departures and pausing some states’ resettlement programs,” said UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs.

ILL-egal Bodies: Xenophobia, Immigration & HIV

Escaping a country ravaged by violence is already a difficult process. 

Now add having to live with HIV to the equation. 

To help you understand that, Better Than Ted: Talking HIV Research is organizing a conference. 

Participants will get to understand better xenophobia and serophobia (fear of people living with HIV) and how this makes the experience of refugees living with HIV more difficult. 

Date: Wednesday, 19th of February, 2020

Workshop: Preparing the Arrival of Refugees

Now that you have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT), it is time to prepare for the arrival of the refugee you sponsored. 

To make sure that you have everything set to welcome them, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a workshop. 

During this workshop, sponsors will be able to get the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for arrival and pick up at the airport.

Date: Tuesday, 18th of February, 2020