Canada announces new initiative to support LGBTQ2 refugees

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Updates

Starting in 2020, Canada will be launching the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership that will support more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ2 refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution.

This initiative builds upon the success of the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot and it will increase the number of privately sponsored refugees from 15 to 50 per year. Canada recognizes the specific vulnerabilities that LGBTQ2 refugees face and will continue to work closely with the community to help make Canada their home.

For more information, please visit IRCC’s website.