2.D Refugee-Sponsor Relationship
D.5 What special considerations may apply when relatives are among the sponsors?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider whether the scope and requirements of private sponsorship change when sponsors wish to sponsor their relatives.
Considerations may include:
Click on the considerations below to discover how Canada does it.
(i) Do special benefits or restrictions apply to privately sponsor family members as refugees? (ii) What does “family member” mean for the purposes of community sponsorship of refugees? (iii) Is there a family sponsorship program already in place? (iv) What special considerations may apply when relatives are not formal members of the sponsoring group? How do sponsors communicate with relatives of the refugees residing in the resettlement country?
Barbara Treviranus and Michael Casasola, “Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: A Practitioner’s Perspective of its Past and Future” (Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2003)
Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn, “What Does It Mean to Help One Family?” (New York Times, 8 September 2016)
United For Refugees Campaign, which aimed to assist by providing families top-up funds for sponsorship.