“This initiative aims to share Canada’s experience and support the adoption of similar models in other countries. The ultimate goal is to increase refugee protection by mobilizing the compassion that exists in communities around the world.”


Jennifer Bond, University of Ottawa

Community Sponsorship of Refugees
Guidebook and Planning Tools

Canada offers one example of how community-based sponsorship can work. GRSI created this guidebook to break down Canada’s private sponsorship system into manageable ‘building blocks’ that others should consider when developing their own programs. The goal is to give local public servants, NGOs, community organizations and politicians the tools they need to advocate for, and build a unique and sustainable system in their own countries.

Available September 2017