Emerging Voices: How Syrian Newcomers and Other Key Stakeholders Perceive Canada’s Three Sponsorship Programs for Refugee (Re)settlement Consent Agreement – Syrian newcomers

This research study was a one-year, multi-site project, funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The study aimed to look at how to understand and improve the three programs- Government Assisted Refugee, Blended Visa, and Privately Sponsored- under which refugees are resettled in Canada. This was achieved by collecting data from Syrian refugees resettled in Canada for 9 months; and service providers, and community leaders who served the Syrian refugees during their resettlement. The study was a collaboration among Ryerson University (Dr. Sepali Guruge), Carleton University, King’s University College at Western University (Dr. Bharati Sethi), University of Ottawa, York University, and COSTI (Toronto). The study collaborated with several community organizations at each site including MRCSSI in London.