Resources for Sponsors

Sponsoring Group Handbook – This handbook is a great tool that provides an in depth look at the sponsorship process. (Author: Refugee Sponsorship Training Program)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program – A website to support the sponsoring community in Canada with information and updates on private sponsorship of refugees, and changes in government policy and practices regarding sponsorship.

The UNHCR also has a great training resource.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada processing times for privately sponsored refugee applications – This site lists the time required to process 80% of claims in IRCC offices throughout the world.

Application to Sponsor Refugees – This site lists documents sponsoring groups will need to complete.

Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylees  – The Organization for Refugee, Asylum and Migration published this resource.  It is written for the American context but many aspects apply in Canada.

Kinbrace has a great resource for anyone preparing for a refugee hearing. Read the guide in multiple languages.