Power to change   Moved by the spirit liberation  answer the call Peace healing make a difference An invitation to Act   C...
Who are the 5?
Types of Refugee Sponsorship Full Responsibility by Private Groups …to Full Responsibility by Government PRIVATE SPONSORSH...
15-20 “ A person who owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membersh...
January 2008 Western Europe South West Asia Middle East   Horn of Africa 26% 18.7% 15% 8.3% Dadaab
50% of refugees are women
Millions of refugee women and children risk  or even  in the search for firewood to cook a meal.  rape death beatings,
Each year Canada resettles refugees. Of that number arrived in Canada through private sponsorships 10-12 thousand 30%
Will you open your heart to those without hope for a better future?   “ Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, ...
Forming your sponsoring group Submitting your group’s sponsorship application Preparation of the Refugee’s File Overseas T...
Undertaking/Application to Sponsor Sponsor Assessment Proof of Funds Settlement Plan/Financial Assessment Financial Profile
Files overseas and settlement plan Housing/Transportation Interpreters Shopping/Clothing Finances/Money management Settlem...
of Private Sponsorships may not be approved The Approval Process 50%
The Arrival
Independence  &  Empowerment Independence  &  Empowerment Education and Settlement Needs Employment Social Network Cultura...
Community Resources
What is Evaluation? What to Evaluate?
Will she  be the   1
IMP Productions
Production Team Virginia Ladeda Elaine Logie Sandra Mejia Maria Weimer Narration Virginia Ladeda Elaine Logie Phoebe Micha...
Citizenship and Immigration Canada   www.cic.gc.ca
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Group of 5 Sponsorship Process

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents to bring refugees into Canada through a sponsorship process called the "Group of 5." 5 people work together to look after the financial, emotional and physical needs of a sponsored refugee for the period of a year.

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  1. 2. Power to change Moved by the spirit liberation answer the call Peace healing make a difference An invitation to Act COURAGE Open the door FAITH In your hands Life Make the time DREAM Fulfillment Affirming Take up the cause HOPE Empowerment 5 Compassion Transcend
  2. 3. Who are the 5?
  3. 4. Types of Refugee Sponsorship Full Responsibility by Private Groups …to Full Responsibility by Government PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP Group of 5 JOINT ASSISTANCE SPONSORSHIP (JAS) GOVERNMENT ASSISTED
  4. 5. 15-20 “ A person who owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable or, owing to such fear is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” 1951 UN Convention relating to the status of refugees million worldwide
  5. 6. January 2008 Western Europe South West Asia Middle East Horn of Africa 26% 18.7% 15% 8.3% Dadaab
  6. 7. 50% of refugees are women
  7. 8. Millions of refugee women and children risk or even in the search for firewood to cook a meal. rape death beatings,
  8. 9. Each year Canada resettles refugees. Of that number arrived in Canada through private sponsorships 10-12 thousand 30%
  9. 10. Will you open your heart to those without hope for a better future? “ Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” Martin Luther King Jr .
  10. 11. Forming your sponsoring group Submitting your group’s sponsorship application Preparation of the Refugee’s File Overseas The Screening Process Expenses and Loans Visa, Notice of Arrival, Travel and Landing Arrival
  11. 12. Undertaking/Application to Sponsor Sponsor Assessment Proof of Funds Settlement Plan/Financial Assessment Financial Profile
  12. 13. Files overseas and settlement plan Housing/Transportation Interpreters Shopping/Clothing Finances/Money management Settlement Services Language/Education Employment Resources Childcare Healthcare The Settlement Plan Files Overseas Application for Permanent Residence in Canada: Convention Refugees Abroad and Humanitarian Protected Persons Abroad (IMM 0008 and 6000)
  13. 14. of Private Sponsorships may not be approved The Approval Process 50%
  14. 15. The Arrival
  15. 16. Independence & Empowerment Independence & Empowerment Education and Settlement Needs Employment Social Network Cultural Adjustment
  16. 17. Community Resources
  17. 18. What is Evaluation? What to Evaluate?
  18. 19. Will she be the 1
  19. 20. IMP Productions
  20. 21. Production Team Virginia Ladeda Elaine Logie Sandra Mejia Maria Weimer Narration Virginia Ladeda Elaine Logie Phoebe Michael Jane Sumwiza Special Thanks Silvia Reynaga Allan Tongana Music by the Soweto Gospel Choir www.stjosephwomen.on.ca © 2009
  21. 22. Citizenship and Immigration Canada www.cic.gc.ca
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