Canada celebrates 40 years of the refugee sponsorship program  

  • Page Views 210
  • More than 327,000 refugees have found safe haven in Canada  

    Ottawa, ON – As Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program marks 40 years, Canadians are being celebrated for their immense contributions and dedication to provide a safe haven for vulnerable refugees around the world.  

     Canada has also become a model for other countries across the globe. The success of the program is a direct result of the extraordinary partnerships and cooperation among Canadian organizations, businesses, governments, communities and individuals.  

     Private sponsors have welcomed more than 327,000 refugees since the start of the program in the late 1970s and it is one of the oldest and best known resettlement programs in the world.  

     Up until 2016, Canada was the only country in the entire world with such a program. Through the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative, sponsorship programs have grown significantly with Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany now developing or operating new community sponsorship programs for refugees.( IRCC.COMMMediaRelations-RelationsmediasCOMM.IRCC@cic.gc.ca ) 

     

     

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 23 April 2019
      10 hours ago No comment

      Alec Dungo, former ‘PBB’ housemate, is now a doctor

      Seven years after a life-altering stint as a “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate, Alec Duñgo is marking a new milestone as he finally turned his childhood dream of becoming a doctor into reality. Duñgo, a pharmacist, finished medical school at the University of Santo Tomas with honors — cum laude ...

    • 23 April 2019
      10 hours ago No comment

      The ‘bigger picture’ in love and relationships via the film “Last Fool Show”     

      A film inside a film is Star Cinema, N2, and EMBA’s latest movie offering that will be screening in most countries worldwide via TFC at the Movies starting April 18   QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — Some people fantasize about seeing their life turned into a film, with their favorite stars ...

    • 23 April 2019
      10 hours ago No comment

      Judy Ann Santos revises gadget rules for three kids

      Is it possible for kids to be gadget-free these days? Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo think that having devices such as laptops, tablets, and cellphones is inevitable, so instead of keeping their kids away from them, their approach is to teach them how to use it properly. In ...

    • 23 April 2019
      10 hours ago No comment

      Erik Matti promises ‘real horror’ with Sharon Cuneta in ‘Kuwaresma’

      Whenever Erik Matti makes a horror film, he says, he always looks for ways to elicit a proper “terrified” reaction from those watching. He’s not one for subtlety. So when he had a chance to direct a new one, Matti made sure that it will be something that he ...

    • 23 April 2019
      10 hours ago No comment

      Cindy Kurleto teaches daughter to love her Pinay features

      Beauty, according to Cindy Kurleto, shines best when you feel complete.Talking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last March, she said of people in general, “They might be physically attractive, they might have all the physical attributes, but because of their own worry or their own stress of their own life you ...

    %d bloggers like this: