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  • Stand in Solidarity against hate and discrimination

    31 January 2017 In the wake of the tragedy at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City, where 6 men lost their lives and others continue to fight for their lives, the SAH Council wishes to express our deep sorrow to you, our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith, to assure you of our steadfast support, […]

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  • Media Release January 30, 2017

    The Canadian Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) Association shares the outrage and alarm expressed by throngs of people in the USA, in Canada and around the world, in reaction to Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee admissions and blocking citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA. The Government of Canada continues to welcome refugees […]

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  • Media Release – November 1, 2016

    The Council of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Council) represents the organizations in Canada that sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The SAH Council had hoped for a different plan for resettled refugees than that released within the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan on October 31. Even though the Government […]

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  • Press Release on the Reinstatement of Travel Loan for Syrian PSRs

      The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association Media Release, March 2, 2016 The Council of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Council) represents the organizations in Canada that sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The SAH Council has been advised by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada […]

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  • Press Release re the Restoration of the Interim Federal Healthcare Program

    The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association Media Release, February 19, 2016   The Council of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Council) represents the organizations in Canada that sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The SAH Council applauds the announcement on February 18, 2016 of the Minister of Immigration, […]

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  • This is why we sponsor refugees to resettle to Canada.

    The following story was released today by Hospitality House in Winnipeg, Manitoba. What follows is their press release.   HOSPITALITY HOUSE January 14, 2016 Ten orphaned refugee children and a baby arriving unaccompanied in Winnipeg today A singular event will happen late this afternoon when a family of eleven underage children, refugees from Somalia and […]

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  • Media Release November 25, 2015

      The Council of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Council) represents the organizations in Canada that sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. We are heartened by the Canadian Government’s emergency response to the Syrian refugee crisis announced on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. We appreciate that there are sound reasons […]

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  • Media Release, October 20, 2015

    Media Release October 20, 2015 The Council of the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Council) represents the organizations in Canada that sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The SAH Council congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada for winning the 2015 Federal Election. The SAH Council looks forward to working with […]

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  • Questions on Resettlement for the 2015 Canadian Federal Election

    Introduction The following questions are addressed to candidates in the upcoming federal election to seek out their views on what they would do to restore the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (the PSR Program) to its former state of efficiency and compassion and respond effectively to the evolving Syrian refugee crisis without displacing sponsorships of […]

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  • Media Release September 22, 2015

    The  Council  of  the  Canadian Refugee Sponsorship  Agreement Holders  Association (SAH Council) represents  the organizations  in Canada  that  sponsor refugees  under  the  Private  Sponsorship  of Refugees  program.   The  SAH Council,  on  behalf  of  its  member  organizations, expresses  its  appreciation  for the announcement  on  September  19  by  Citizenship  and  Immigration  Canada  Minister  Alexander  to  expedite the  […]

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