Refugee Week 2022 Event – New Community Sponsorship Program

by | Jun 7, 2022 | Posted to: Events, Updates | Tags: , , , ,

  • Date: June 24, 2022
  • Start time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: via Zoom

Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) together with Amnesty International Australia and UNHCR invite you to end this year’s Refugee Week on a high note. Join us in celebrating the power of local community-led support for refugees and learn about Australia’s ground-breaking new community sponsorship program for refugees on Friday 24 June at 1pm AEST via Zoom.

The recently announced Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) is inspired by the successful Canadian refugee sponsorship program and enables everyday Australians, community groups, faith organisations, clubs and businesses to take the lead role in welcoming and supporting the settlement and integration of UNHCR-referred refugees from ‘Day 1’ of their Australian journey.

This community-led approach has the potential to expand and improve refugee resettlement and marks an exciting new chapter in Australia’s humanitarian migration program.

Join this online event to hear from those with lived experience of providing and receiving community-led support along with CRSA, Amnesty and UNHCR representatives.