Weekly Update: July 10 – 16, 2017


Research and Publications:

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin: Statistical Highlights for 2nd Quarter – April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

GAR Bulletin - ISSofBC

UNHCR Canada – Flow Chart – Refugee Claim Process (Regular Entry by Land, Sea, Air): Outlines the process to make a refugee claim in Canada with a variety of scenarios.

UNHCR Canada – Infographic – What is Canadian the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program?

Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs: Working Paper 152 – Understanding public attitudes towards Refugees and migrants. By: Helen Dempster and Karen Hargrave.

Public attitudes toward refugees and migrants


News & Events:

Maclean’s (July 11 2017) – Down on the border: Twenty-four hours. Four provinces. Seven towns. What one day on the Canada-U.S. line says about refugees, Canadian tolerance and Trump’s America.


Private Sponsorship:

The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative: This initiative will provide a guidebook that will help governments and citizens develop community-based sponsorship programs to resettle refugees.

Private Sponsorship