18 October 2018 - 9:00am to 19 October 2018 - 6:00pm

University of Toronto

Private refugee sponsorships – where groups of citizens volunteer to sponsor refugees who resettle in Canada – account for about half of refugee resettlement annually. It is projected to become the primary form of refugee resettlement in Canada, accounting for two thirds of resettlements each year.

With the support of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Global Migration Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Geoffrey Cameron and Shauna Labman will hold a two-day seminar in October 2018 at the University of Toronto on private refugee sponsorship in Canada. Titled “Private Refugee Sponsorship: Concepts, Cases and Consequences,” the seminar will inquire into the historical and conceptual bases of private sponsorship, examine case studies, and evaluate the prospects for the policy’s export outside Canada.

Read Cameron and Labman’s call for papers here. The papers produced for the seminar will contribute to an edited academic volume to be prospectively published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Geoffrey Cameron is a 2014 Trudeau scholar and a doctoral student in the department of political science at the University of Toronto. Shauna Labman is a 2008 Trudeau scholar and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba.

Geoffrey Cameron

Geoffrey is studying the influence of religious communities on the development of international refugee policies in North America.

2014 Scholars

Shauna Labman

Shauna is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

2008 Scholars