Summary of Civil society organizations and collective sponsorship of refugees in Quebec

Experts argue that governments rely on private and community sponsors to meet their humanitarian objectives, but do not provide adequate support to ensure their success. In Quebec, civil society organizations (CSOs) receive support from the government, but also critique the government’s approach to migration. Quebec’s sponsorship program is different from other provinces due to its relative autonomy over immigrant admissions and complete control over integration funding. The program is referred to as ‘collective sponsorship’, reflecting its reliance on more than just private resources. Migration, including refugee sponsorship, has become a salient issue in Quebec politics.

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