Hospitality House launched more than 800 new sponsorships for 1,940 refugees in 2011. That is more than any other constituent group in Canada. The Canadian government has imposed a restriction on new cases until it can catch up with the inventory of old cases. It is unlikely that Hospitality House will be able to sponsor as many cases per year in the future as it has been in the past. The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC) signed an agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2001 to become the Holder Sponsorship Agreement (SAH) and has been involved in the resettlement of foreign refugees through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program ever since. SAHs are sponsorship obligations at IRCC for refugees they wish to sponsor. While the initial focus is on supporting private sponsorship in Calgary, sponsors across Canada can still benefit from many of the tools, templates, videos, instructions and checklists provided. This site has been developed in a flexible way that, over time, allows expansion to other cities. The promotion of the diocese is ensured by constituent groups (CG), usually congregations within the diocese.
The diocese also appoints a refugee coordinator, who will be an immigration representative and mandates other organizations to conduct refugee sponsorships and resettlements. Within the diocese, the Refugee Coordinator provides information, encouragement and support to the sponsoring CMs. The Canadian Immigration Act of 1976 established refugees as a different class from immigrants. Since then, Canada has offered resettlement to thousands of state-assisted refugees. In 1979, in response to the “Boat People”, the private sponsorship program for refugees and, therefore, the sponsorship of refugees by the Diocese of Rupert`s Land began. Most of our cases are and must be “family-related,” meaning that in Winnipeg there are one or two sureties ready to care for refugees after they arrive and provide the necessary financial assistance until they are resettling; This is how we reach our large volume of sponsorships. However, every year we sponsor a few refugees (if there are no state restrictions) who do not have family help here, so this is done exclusively at our expense. .