Tag: refugees

Private fund helps sponsor 685 refugees across Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/refugee-fund-private-sponsors-1.4904367 Emilie Coyle, a director at the Refugee Hub at the University of Ottawa, says major philanthropic donations helped encourage people to privately sponsor refugees. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC) An Ottawa-based network that helped find private sponsors for 685 refugees across Canada with the backing of major philanthropists got a third of its sponsorship groups in Ottawa. Canada had 1,000 […]

Canadian refugee plan falls short, advocates say

https://www.catholicregister.org/item/28383-canadian-refugee-plan-falls-short-advocates-say Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and the Canadian Council for Refugees both argue the level of Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) is too low, and should match that of the Privately Sponsored Refugee program.  The GAR numbers are expected to be 9,300 in 2019 and 10,700 in both 2020 and 2021, according to the federal government’s […]