Policy Update

Canada takes leadership role in refugee protection

At the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, Canada announced a commitment of US$38 million over the next four years to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This funding is intended to assist UNHCR in responding to the humanitarian needs of refugees, globally.  

Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, also pledged Canada's support to the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and has introduced a dedicated refugee stream for at-risk human rights advocates, journalists, and humanitarian workers. Further, Canada is launching the Economic Mobility Pathways Project, which assists qualified refugees in integrating into the labor market and plans to establish multi-year resettlement commitments in 2021 to support the resettlement of women and girls.

Press release - Global Affairs Canada