Group of Five Campaign – Sponsor a Refugee
A Group of Five Campaign (G5C) is five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who want to arrange to sponsor a refugee(s) living abroad to come to Canada. All of the group members must be at least 18 years of age and live or have representatives in the area where the refugee will settle.
The group must agree to give emotional and financial support to the refugee(s) for the full sponsorship period-usually one year.
Effective October 19, 2012, a G5 may only sponsor applicants who are recognized as refugees by either the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or a foreign state.