Sponsorship Agreement Holders Council

In keeping with the vision, mission and values of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH), the Senior Program Manager (PM) oversees and manages the implementation of saH`s strategic plan. SAH is represented by external stakeholders and the media and is Canada`s main interlocutor for immigration, refugees and citizenship (IRCC). The PM provides guides and advice to strengthen relationships within the SAH community and with partner organizations. Many organizations have signed sponsorship agreements with the Canadian government to help foreign refugees resettle in Canada. These organizations are called sponsorship contract holders. They can help refugees themselves or work with other members of the community to help refugees. Working with an SAH connects you to a wealth of information and experiences, as many of them for years have facilitated sponsorship. Each SAH works a little differently from the next, so sponsorship groups need to determine what works best for them. Many SAHs are religious organizations that host sponsorships of any creed or faith; However, some require sponsorship groups to work through their communities. Some SAHs are registered charities that may hold funds raised for trusted sponsorship for your group and issue tax revenue for donations, others not. The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Association Holders has more information, news and links. As a non-sectarian social service, JFS offers more than 65 programs and services for children, teens, adults and the elderly, including newcomers. JFS works with local SAHs to assist constituent groups and groups of 5 that support refugees from all parts of the world and from every religion or persecuted minority.

Sponsorship groups must prove that they are able to raise funds to cover sponsorship costs. Contact: Andrea Gardner, 613-722-2225, ext. 321, agardner@jfsottawa.com OCISO provides G5 sponsorship groups with information on eligibility options, criteria and conditions, as well as application closing instructions. As a billing agency, OCISO also provides pre-arrival information on the billing process and advice and guidance after arrival. OCISO is working with the Canadian Council for Refugees to provide sponsorship fund increases for eligible private G5 sponsorship groups, and OCISO also compensates, where possible, sponsorship groups with identified refugee families. Currently, family-related cases go far beyond the interested groups. OCISO is a non-sectarian agency that serves sponsors and refugees of all faiths and parts of the world. ociso.org/contact/ The following information will help you find an SAH agent or sponsor for your G5 application.