By Rajesh Mirchandani, Center for Global Development
Got 27,000 Canadian dollars? If so, why not sponsor a family of refugees?
“People have come together with this idea of sponsoring as something they can do that helps refugees… where they can get personally engaged,” says Ratna Omidvar, a longtime advocate for diversity and inclusion, who last year was personally recommended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take up a seat in Canada’s Upper House of Parliament as an independent Senator for Ontario.
In the August 2, 2016 edition of the CGD Podcast, Senator Omidvar discusses Canada’s experience of migration and refugees, and its unique program of private sponsorship.
Source: Center for Global Development