The BVOR Program serves the needs and interests of parishes and parishioners within the geographic boundaries of the Diocesan community. The BVOR Program is part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC's) Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, within which the Diocese works to match parishes with an IRCC-referred profile of a refugee individual or family for sponsorship. Sponsors under this Program assume all settlement and integration responsibilities for the newcomers upon arrival in Canada, as well as financial support for the first year (partly subsidized by the federal government). 

For more information on the BVOR Program in general, please click here.

For a useful guide to develop your understanding of the diversity of settlement and integration responsibilities that sponsors assume through the BVOR Program, please click here.

Please contact the Office for Refugees to learn more about the BVOR Program, including how to get involved and how to request a BVOR workshop for your Parish.