Our responsibilities as sponsors

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS SPONSORS

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT OUR SPONSORED REFUGEES

When signing a Sponsorship application through ISANS, sponsors assume the following responsibilities with respect to the refugee family:

Reception

• Meet the refugee upon arrival at the airport and welcome them in the community
• Provide orientation to life in Canada

Lodging

• Provide suitable accommodation, basic furniture, and other household essentials Care:
• Provide food, clothing, local transportation costs and other basic necessities of life

Settlement assistance and support by helping refugees

• complete required forms including health insurance, social insurance, and child tax benefits
• open a bank account
• learn English (i.e. attend English Classes);
• understand the rights and responsibilities of permanent residents
• find employment
• access resources (i.e. community support groups, settlement services)
• register children in school and guide them in dealings with the school system
• locate a family physician and dentist

The support begins on the date the sponsored refugee arrives in Canada. The sponsorship continues for a period of one year or until the refugee becomes self-supporting. The ultimate goal is to help the refugee(s) become independent!