Please use the link to apply for sponsorship and complete the forms:
The form will be accessible from Monday May 08, 2023; 9:00 Am to Friday May 19th, 2023; 12:00 Pm Central.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO SPONSORS
Hospitality House Refugee Ministry is informing potential sponsors in
Winnipeg that we will be accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to sponsor
refugees for the year 2023. Hospitality House will be using a lottery system to
randomly select co-sponsors who will be given an opportunity to submit
sponsorship applications for the refugees they identify. To ensure fairness
among participants, and to advance the lottery integrity, there will be some
caps on EOI as follows:
- Priority will be given to new
co-sponsor applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements. EOI from
co-sponsor applicants who have participated in the lottery in the past years
and have successfully submitted an application through our office will not be
- Each EOI has to contain
information of two eligible co-sponsors. If only one co-sponsor applicant
repeats his/her name and information in the place of the second co-sponsor,
that EOI will not be considered.
- The maximum number of EOI to be
completed and submitted by both co-sponsors is TWO. Attempts exceeding the
maximum allowed number will be disregarded and not included in the random
selection. Therefore, co-sponsors have to carefully prioritize the refugee(s)
they are planning to sponsor. Hospitality House will not be offering additional
spots if a co-sponsor applicant fills multiple EOIs.
- Only one Interest to Sponsor Form
per refugee family will be allowed. Multiple entries and duplications for the
same family will be removed.
- Sponsorship spaces won cannot be
transferred to another person. Also there will not be a carryover for spots won
in 2023 to following years.
- Co-sponsor applicants from other
provinces, than Manitoba, in Canada will not be considered.
How to participate in the lottery:
The EOI is the first step of participating in the lottery system. The
EOI is only a mechanism to inform Hospitality House that you are interested in
sponsoring refugee(s) and that both co-sponsors and refugees to be sponsored
meet the eligibility criteria for the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)
program. EOIs that do not meet the requirements of the program will not be
considered. Completing the EOI form does not guarantee a sponsorship spot and
is not an application for sponsorship. Only co-sponsors selected in the lottery
will be contacted, trained and authorized to submit applications.
Where can I apply?
The EOI form is available only at Hospitality House website
(www.hhrmwpg.org). There are no hard copies of the EOI form in our office or
elsewhere. The form cannot be accessed before and after the times and dates
When can I access the EOI form? The EOI form will be made
available for a limited time, from Monday, May 08, 2023 9:00 am Central Time to
Sunday, May 19, 2023 12:00 pm Central Time. After this, the form will be taken
offline and applicants will not be able to submit an EOI.
For enquiries about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, please
contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-589-2092.