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Refugee Sponsorship Resources

Ready to get started? Here are some great links to help you take the next steps.

Government of Canada, Immigration and Citizenship

Sponsor a Refugee


Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

Landing page

Handbook for Sponsoring Groups

Info Sheets – Getting Ready

Self-Assessment Tool for Sponsors

Dictionary of Terms Related to Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Helpful Webinars For Those Interested in Sponsoring


Our Common Calling

Our Common Calling is a partnership of four national groups: The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Lausanne Canada, the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities and Christian Higher Education Canada. It has produced a video training program for churches called Welcome Church (February 2022).


Resources from the Faith-based Sponsorship Agreement Holders Working Group

Partners in the working group have published a new practical resource to help private sponsors welcome and settle individuals and families into a new life in Canada. It’s called Welcoming the Stranger: A Canadian Church Guide to Welcoming Refugees (free 68-page PDF, October 2020).

The Alliance Canada (Christian and Missionary Alliance Church)

Refugee Sponsorship: Need to Know

Settlement Handbook

Mennonite Central Committee

Sponsoring a Refugee Family in Four Steps (video)

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda

Do’s & Don’ts of Refugee Ministry (must register with site for free to download)

World Renew (Christian Reformed Church in North America)

Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Handbook