2.B Sponsors: From Mobilization to Engagement
B.1 How can private actors be mobilized to support refugee resettlement?
Why is this area important?
The success of a private sponsorship program hinges in part on mobilizing and engaging private actors to sponsor and integrate refugees into society.
Considerations may include:
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(i) What actors are needed to promote community mobilization in support of refugees? (ii) How can xenophobia and apprehensions regarding security be alleviated? (iii) What tools are available to engage communities in privately sponsoring refugees? (iv) What supports are available to maintain community interest and engagement?
IRCC, “How to Protect the Resettlement Mechanisms from abuse by terrorists and other international criminals without unduly impeding resettlement as a tool of protection”
Andrea Janus, “‘I’m so proud to be here’: Syrian refugee has tearful reunion with Justin Trudeau” (CBC News, 5 December 2016)
Giovanna Roma, “The Indochinese Refugee Movement: An Exploratory Case Study of the Windsor Experience” (Refuge, 2016)