Webinar - Refugee Sponsorship Cases: How Are Refugees Selected By Sponsors?

January 29, 2018
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Unlike individuals resettled through the Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR) Program, privately sponsored refugees are not selected or destined by the government to a particular community in Canada. In this webinar, Melodie, Rebecca and Aleks share the case selection processes at their respective Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) organizations. Join this webinar to learn more about how a group might handle a request for sponsorship and ultimately makes a decision on whom to sponsor.


  • Melodie Mui, United Church of Canada
  • Rebecca Walker, World Renew
  • Aleks Dughman-Manzur, Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

This webinar is part OCASI’s ‘Sharing Practices to Build Bridges’ webinar series for service providers and refugee sponsorship groups. In an effort to improve settlement outcomes for resettled refugees, these webinars aim to clarify roles and responsibilities, increase transparency about practices and support the collaboration between service providers and refugee sponsors.

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