Next Steps

Team resources and required forms as you start the Sponsorship journey. If you haven't yet, be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.the AGC's SAH representatives to confirm we have space. BVOR and JAS cases can be sponsored anytime as these undertakings do not count toward our allocations.

A required document for all sponsorship groups. Core Team members please read through and sign this document before returning it to your SAH to be kept on file. 

As a SAH with IRCC, the AGC is responsible for prescreening applicants for eligibility and admissibility.

This form is for potential sponsoring groups who have identified a refugee family for sponsorship and are in the process of establishing that the Principal Applicant is indeed eligible and admissible as a sponsored refugee to Canada. As a Word document, it can either be completed on-line once "enable editing" has been chosen, or it can be printed and completed on paper.

If using paper, please use extra pages as needed to tell the whole story. Once the paper form is completed, scan the pages and return them to us by email with the subject "Refugee Prescreening Form - Name of Church, City.". 

If completing this form as an on-line document, simply "save as" the Principle Applicant's Last Name, First Name.and return as an email attachment with the subject "Refugee Prescreening Form - Name of Church, City."

A sample motion for affirming refugee sponsorship as a ministry of the church and to approve establishing  a refugee fund.

Your church board will find this resource useful for reference when considering the motion to approve refugee sponsorship as a ministry of the church.

This 16 page document covers such items as the basic commitment of a sponsorship undertaking, options for the collection of funds, the SAH Associations financial guidelines, and IRCCs financial support rules for sponsoring groups. The 23 frequently asked questions at the end of the document will cover even the most remote questions a group may encounter.

This document is intended to provide you with a sample overview of the types of roles you may want to assign to your committee members. Each sponsoring group must function with a minimum of five committee members who will oversee and be honorably committed to the preparation time and the full year of sponsorship undertaking.

This Memorandum of Understanding is a non-binding agreement between a sponsorship group, a co-sponsor and the SAH, outlining the terms and details of a particular sponsorship undertaking, including each parties' requirements and responsibilities. It expresses a convergence of will between the three parties indicating a common line of action for the sponsorship of a particular refugee and his or her immediate family. 

This is one of the documents required by the SAH confirming the commitment to sponsor a family and the partnership of the church as a whole, along with the Core Team, to see the sponsorship process through to completion.

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