The Indo-Chinese Refugee Movement and the Launch of Canada’s Private Sponsorship Program
Proposed special issue of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees
Guest Editors: Mike Molloy and James C. Simeon
This proposed special issue of Refuge will examine the single largest refugee resettlement program in Canadian history – the Indo-Chinese Refugee Movement – and its contribution to Canadian society over the last 40 years. It will also examine the unique contribution that Canada has made in spearheading the formulation, development, and implementation of the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program, which played such a critically important role in not only bringing tens of thousands of Indo-Chinese refugees to Canada, in a relatively short period of time, but also helping them to settle and to integrate within Canadian society.