What’s so special about Canada? Private refugee sponsorship explained

12 March 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Allens Linklaters Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street (Corner Hunter & Phillip Streets) Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

 What’s so special about Canada? Private refugee sponsorship explained

Event details

When:
12 March 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Where:
Allens Linklaters Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street (Corner Hunter & Phillip Streets) Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
Event type:
In Conversation
Event open to:
Everyone
Cost:
Free
Booking is necessary
Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whats-so-special-about-canada-tickets-43463709124
 
Thousands of Canadians – businesses, church and community groups – have decided to sponsor refugees in recent years. Why? How does it work? And are there lessons for Australia in their experience?
University of Toronto Professor Audrey Macklin discusses Canada’s private sponsorship program, which since the 1970s has enabled ordinary citizens to assume the responsibilities of resettling a refugee.
As Australia establishes a program allowing some sponsorship, what can we learn?