Finding Hope in Higher Education
We provide young refugees with life-changing opportunities to continue their education on Canadian campuses and build a better future for themselves and their families.
The Student Refugee Program is the only one of its kind to combine resettlement with opportunities for higher education. The program supports over 150 refugee students per year through active partnerships with over 100 Canadian university, college, and CEGEP campuses. We have empowered over 2,200 young refugees from 39 countries of origin to continue their education in safe and supportive environments in Canada since the program began.
Crucial to the program’s success is its unique youth-to-youth sponsorship model which empowers students in Canada to play an active role in the sponsorship of refugee students. Our campus-based Local Committees raise funds and awareness for the program on their campus and in their community. They also play a critical role in offering day-to-day social and academic support to newly-arrived students.
The Student Refugee Program is powered by WUSC
WUSC is a Canadian international development non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth, women and refugees in more than 25 countries around the world. For over fifty years, we have empowered our network of post-secondary institutions, private sector partners and volunteers to help build a more equitable and sustainable world for youth. To find out more, please visit wusc.ca.