Office for Refugees

The Office for Refugees at the Diocese of Hamilton has been in existence for over 30 years. Its main focus is the relocation and resettlement of refugees who are outside of their country of origin and in need of shelter, safety and protection. 

About the Program

Resettlement is possible via a program called PSR. The PSR (Private Sponsorship of Refugees) program enables private sponsors and constituent groups (parishes, religious orders and community organizations) to sponsor refugees from abroad. The obligation of the sponsoring group is to provide financial, settlement, integration, emotional and moral support to sponsored individuals and families for their first year in Canada.

Many of our sponsoring groups will confirm that helping resettle refugees and being a part of their successful integration into life here in Canada is a very rewarding experience.