Refugee Sponsorship Program

It has been over twenty years that a group of ten to fifteen  Bishop’s University and Champlain College – Lennoxville students, staff and faculty have sponsored refugee students, young people forced to leave their homelands who wish to continue their education (and their lives) in security.  Each year the group, with the help of all the students, faculty and staff on campus, the BU and CRC administrations, and many people in the community, brings  two students  to our campus and supports them  for one year (and sometimes beyond) both materially and emotionally while they  adjust to life in Canada.  To date, the committee has helped more than thirty-five students (and one young child) restart their lives.  For additional information, go to the Refugee Sponsorship webpage.