After the success of the 2018 BVOR Fund, the Refugee Hub, the Shapiro Foundation and G. Barrie Landry are relaunching the 2019 BVOR Fund. This fund will cover the sponsor’s portion of the BVOR sponsorship costs. BVOR Sponsorship groups will be responsible for securing funding or in-kind donations to cover start-up costs such as clothing and furniture. Sponsors can apply for the funds between May 2nd and September 9th or until the fund is exhausted prior to the deadline.
This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to get involved and make a difference.
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Have more questions about private sponsorship in Canada? The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees. In British Columbia, you can contact Ekaterina or Iris to answer your sponsorship related questions:
Iris Challoner – 604-283-9319 x2418 | [email protected]
Ekaterina Pak, Manager – 604.254.9626 x1014 | [email protected]
c/o MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
The BC Refugee Hub and Tara Templin from the uOttawa Refugee Hub’s 2019 BVOR Fund Team will present on a time-limited opportunity to cover the costs of refugee sponsorship through the BVOR Program. Tara will be discussing the Canadian refugee sponsorship program, the success of the 2018 BVOR Fund, and how your workplace and community can sponsor refugees in 2019 through the Refugee Hub’s BVOR Fund.