The government of Canada helps Afghan LGBTQ2 refugees to come to the country
The government of Canada celebrated on June 3, 2022 about the Pride Month by helping Afghan LGBTQ2 individuals to come to Canada.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is collaborating with the Rainbow Refugee Society through the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, which encourages Canadians to sponsor LGBTQ2 refugees and expands collaboration between LGBTQ2 groups and refugee sponsorship organizations.
Initially, this collaboration offered 50 cost-sharing places each year for privately sponsored refugees. In response to the crisis in Afghanistan, an additional 150 spaces will be provided for Afghan refugees between 2022 and 2024.
The government provides start-up costs and 3 months of income support through the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, while private sponsors offer 9 months of income support.
The government of Canada also recognizes the vulnerabilities that LGBTQ2 refugees face and is committed to working closely with the community to ensure their safe arrival in Canada.