Refugee Sponsorship Forum

Press Release
Contact: Hilde Schlosar, Executive Director
Phone: 250‐753‐6911 Ext 101


refugee forumTHE CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY in partnership with the BETHLEHEM RETREAT CENTRE is holding a Refugee Sponsorship Forum on Saturday, April 25th from 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

In response to the Syrian Refugee crisis, Canada is asking private sponsorship groups to sponsor 6,000 Syrian refugees over the next 3 years.

Did you know that your community group or any qualifying “Group of 5” individuals can come together to sponsor a refugee to Canada?

Are you interested in learning more about private refugee sponsorship?  PLEASE JOIN US and take the opportunity to hear from the experts. Learn more about who can sponsor, what is expected of you, how a refugee is chosen, the costs and the benefits of sponsorship.

Special presentations will be delivered by:

  • Director, Immigration for Western Region, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
  • Program Manager, Resettlement Assistance Program, Immigrant Services Society of BC
  • Refugee Sponsorship Group

Location:  Bethlehem Retreat Centre – 2371 Arbot Rd | Nanaimo, BC | V9R 6S9


$15 per person, includes Hot Lunch

Register online at

* attending this event does NOT commit you to sponsoring a refugee 

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