Originally published in “The Embassy“, and recently published by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), Ashley Chapman outlines how the Government has jeopardized private refugee sponsorship. She points to the situation in Syria, and the cuts to health care benefits. She refers to the study completed by CPJ indicating that Churches account for about 72% of all Sponsorship Agreement Holders in Canada. The need for a working relationship with CIC places Sponsorship Agreement Holders in a difficult position, especially when many feel that aspects of the sponsorship program are being co-opted for political—not humanitarian—purposes.
You can read the full article published by Citizens for Public Justice.