The mandate given the SAH Association by its members in order to further their individual and collective goals in refugee sponsoring and as an expression of their purposes includes the following:

  • Build cohesiveness and collective approaches among the members and within the refugee sponsoring community;
  • Support the training of members in the work of refugee sponsorship and resettlement;
  • Promote awareness of the private sponsoring of refugees;
  • Develop and enhance the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (PSRP) to maximize its potential;
  • Monitor decisions and practices of governments and organizations to ensure the well-being of sponsored refugees;
  • Work with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to further the goals of the PSRP program;
  • Represent the members in matters having to do with the well-being of the SAH Association and its members;
  • Do such other things as will promote the well-being of refugees within the context of the mission of the SAH Association.