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You can help a newcomer adjust to their fresh start in Canada by sponsoring their case.


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Rainbow Railroad’s Private Sponsorship Program (PSR) collaborates with organizations and settlement teams to fundraise and support newcomers.

Support for newcomers typically span a year, at approximately CAD $23,000 for their first year in Canada. The Government of Canada provides 3-6 months of financial support, depending on the program and case. The remaining financial supports (in the range of CAD$12,000 and $16,000) is provided by settlement teams with support from Rainbow Railroad. This is usually done through collaborative fundraising efforts.

Rainbow Railroad provides support through the application processes in addition to offering resources to help the LGBTQI+ newcomer resettle and adjust to their life in Canada. Settlement teams are integral to newcomer adjustment.

If you have the capacity and passion for helping and welcoming LGBTQI+ newcomers, Rainbow Railroad encourages you to fill out the form below.

Further questions about this program can be sent to [email protected]

Sponsor a Case

Please indicate skills you can offer*
Please indicate languages spoken*
Knowledge of your sexual orientation helps us to understand lived experience, contributing to creating supportive matches with newcomers
Knowledge of your gender identity helps us to understand lived experience, contributing to creating supportive matches with newcomers
What kind of support are you able to provide?
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