Canada is the only country in the world where you can sponsor a refugee by name. Since 2020, Naomi House has helped 191 refugees settle into their new lives in Canada.
Learn more about sponsorship here
What is a SAH?
A Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) is a branch of the larger Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (PSR). A SAH has an agreement with the federal government to sponsor a set number of refugees each year. The SAH is responsible to provide financial and settlement support for the refugee’s first year in Canada. Privately-sponsored refugees arrive in Canada as permanent residents.
Naomi House partners with co-sponsors to assist with the financial commitment and settlement support of newcomers in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. We then walk alongside newcomers as they adjust to their new lives in Canada.
- Finding housing
- Opening bank accounts
- Driving to medical appointments
- Applying for health benefits
- Enrolling children in school
- Grocery shopping
- Learning about public transportation
- Learning language
… and much, much more
Are you hoping to sponsor a specific refugee(s)?
Please note that Naomi House cannot assist refugees who do not have a sponsor in Manitoba.
Don’t know a specific refugee but what to learn more about how you can be involved? Join one of our quarterly sponsorship Information sessions. Please go to the Events page for the date of the next event. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a refugee please email: email@example.com.