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About this Website

Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) organisation
Immigrant settlement organization with 
Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) or Private Sponsorship Group  
Faith, ethnic, or community-based group working with refugee newcomers


is this meant for?

  • For individuals, organizations and groups that run refugee programs​​​

  • For groups working with one or more streams of refugee arrivals:

    • refugee claimants

    • government-assisted refugees (GARs)

    • privately sponsored refugees (PSRs)

    • blended visa office-referred (BVOR) & joint assistance sponsorship (JAS)

  • For other settlement organizations that may adapt theseresources for other newcomers​


use this website?

  • This website provides resources and tools to build your group's capacity to conduct community-based evaluations

  • The website uses a community-based approach to evaluation. Community-based evaluations capture multiple stakeholder perspectives, including those who arrived as refugees

  • You can help improve the evaluation of refugee programs in Canada, and strengthen supports for all refugee newcomers


is behind this?

  • The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) created this website in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN) at the University of Alberta

  • An advisory committee provided guidance on this website's development

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) via the Service Delivery Improvements program funded this work

  • IRCC resettles refugee newcomers through streams (see logic model here). The tools & resources on this website address the unique needs & desired outcomes of refugee newcomers landing in Canada

See below to learn more about the Advisory Committee, Team Leads & the Community of Practice


Meet the people who guided the development of the tools and approaches used on this website to evaluate refugee programs.


Meet the team that created and shaped the tools & resources on this website.


Meet the people who are interested in community-based evaluation in the refugee sector across Canada.

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who continue to have an unresolved interest in the lands within 6 miles of the Grand River, an area that includes our CCBR location at the University of Waterloo. 

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