Sponsorship Guidebook

Welcome to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Sponsorship Guidebook!
Sponsorship PROCESS

Sponsorship PROCESS

High level overview of the key steps associated with sponsorship

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Settlement WORK PLAN

Settlement WORK PLAN

Detailed settlement work plan template for use in planning

Settlement CHECKLIST

Settlement CHECKLIST

Checklist of settlement items to consider both pre/post newcomer arrival

Settlement SUPPORT

Settlement SUPPORT

Link to key settlement services and support for newcomers

Sponsorship RESOURCES

Sponsorship RESOURCES

Additional resources and sites available to support sponsorship

Additional FAQs

Additional FAQs

Frequently asked questions related to the sponsorship process

This site has been designed to meet the needs of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors who are currently sponsoring, or thinking about sponsoring refugees in Canada.


While initial focus of this site is to support private sponsorship in Calgary, sponsors across Canada can still benefit from many of the tools, templates, videos, guides and checklists provided. This site has been developed in a flexible manner that allows for expansion to other cities over time.

We hope you find this guidebook useful in supporting your efforts to help refugees build a new life here in Canada.