What you need to know
There are a few key topics that you need to understand about refugee sponsorship. Start by consulting these articles to get familiar with the basics.
How does the Canadian Refugee protection system work?
Find out how Canada offers protection to refugees,
What are the different refugee resettlement programs?
Get to know the distinctive characteristics of the five types of refugee resettlement programs.
Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Who does what?
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in the settlement of sponsored refugees.
Visit these websites to learn more about Refugee Sponsorship Programs and refugee protection:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
IRCC is the Federal Ministry that facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
RSTP is a program that provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees.
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
The CCR is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world.
Latest News & Stories
Apr 17, 2023 1 min. read
Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) 2023Learn more
Apr 06, 2023 3 min. read
What is Refugee Rights Day?
Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each year in Canada on April 4th.
Feb 21, 2023 2 min. read
Government of Canada increases sponsorship opportunities for Sponsorship Agreement Holders
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced an increase in the number of refugees that Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) can sponsor, to 13,500 by 2023.
Jun 16, 2023 - Online
OCASI workshop: Using Compassionate Mind Training to Respond to Difficult Emotions
The OCASI Mental Health Promotion Project (MHP) is pleased to invite you to the upcoming workshop: Using Compassionate Mind Training to Respond to Difficult Emotions
Jun 20, 2023 - Online
Wired: Evaluating Settlement Online (WESO) Toolkit Training Session
Wired: Evaluating Settlement Online (WESO) is a YMCA of the National Capital Region IRCC-funded project focused on developing tools and resources for Settlement Se
Jun 21, 2023 - Online
Lunch & Learn: Understanding Cultural Sensitivity
PRIVATE REFUGEE SPONSOR NETWORK (Ontario) invites you to the upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop: Understanding Cultural Sensitivity