“There’s a tremendous desire from people around the world to respond to this crisis. The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative creates opportunities for citizens to engage with and participate in a humanitarian effort—for the benefit of refugees and for the benefit of the communities that they live in.”  
Gregory A. Maniatis, Director, International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundations

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.

 The story of a single action that changes several lives for the better.