Principles of Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program Challenged by Ongoing Changes

French title: 
Les enjeux du parrainage privé
Description (English): 

Basic principles of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program such as the right to name who may be sponsored, that PSR refugees are to be in addition to GAR numbers and a globally focused program, and is to be carried out in partnership with the government of Canada are all being eroded. Discussion will focus on how this is becoming a government controlled resettlement program. The result will be that private sponsors will have less opportunity, as representatives of civil society, to respond to refugees that they believe deserve sponsorship along with those identified by the UNHCR. The workshop will also explore how best to use the limited allocations of sponsorship spaces and how the CCR can most effectively support the PSR program.

Description (French): 

On constate l'érosion dees principes fondamentaux du programme de parrainage privé, tels que le droit de nommer qui peut être parrainé, que les réfugiés parrainés soient additionnels aux réfugiés aidés par le gouvernement, que le programme ait une portée globale et qu'il y ait un partenariat avec le gouvernement du Canada. La discussion portera sur la façon dont ce programme de réinstallation est de plus en plus contrôlée par le gouvernement. L'atelier examinera également comment utiliser au mieux les placess limitées offertes aux groupes de parrainage et de la façon dont le CCR peut le mieux appuyer  le programme de parrainage privé.

Sponsored by: 
Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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