Sponsorship agreement holder organizational assessment: About the assessment
Next assessment year: 2022
Submit template: September 1 to November 30, 2022
We only accept complete organizational assessment packages during the period listed.
When you apply to become a sponsorship agreement holder (SAH), we check that your organization has the capacity to support refugees after they arrive in Canada. As part of our program integrity framework, we complete organizational assessments to make sure that you maintain this capacity throughout your involvement in the program.
After we complete the assessment, you’ll get a standardized risk management plan. This plan will help reduce any operating risks we found during your assessment.
This assessment lets you show us your
- organization structure
- settlement and financial capacity
- contingency plans
- ability to
- monitor the constituent groups and co-sponsors you work with
- manage your caseload
- solve potential issues
How often we do assessments
Starting in 2022, we’ll do organizational assessments every 5 years. This means the next set of organizational assessments will happen in 2027.
If you’re a new SAH
When organizations apply to become SAHs, we assess and validate them as part of the application process.
If you sign your agreement within 2 years of the next assessment date, we won’t require you to submit another assessment.
If you sign your agreement more than 2 years before the next assessment date, you must do the assessment.
How the assessment process works
The assessment process has 4 main steps.
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible to be revalidated as a SAH
To be revalidated, you must continue to meet the SAH eligibility requirements. Before you start preparing your assessment package, you must make sure you’re eligible.
Step 2: Get ready to complete your assessment
After you check your eligibility, you will
- complete your renewal training with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
- gather your supporting documents, including your financial statements for a financial viability assessment
Step 3: Prepare your assessment package
Once you’re ready to complete your assessment, you will
- read the instruction guide
- complete the template
- find out how to submit your assessment package
Step 4: After you submit your assessment package
After we get your assessment package, we’ll process it. There are 2 parts to this process:
- a revalidation exercise
- an operating risk analysis
In the revalidation exercise, we review your assessment template and documents to confirm that you’re eligible to be revalidated.
If you pass the revalidation portion of our review, we sign a new agreement with you and do an operating risk analysis. This analysis will determine the risk management plan you must follow.
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