Canadian Sanctuary Network

the legal implications of offering sanctuary

“Sanctuary” is the act of offering a safe place for a refugee who is facing deportation. Religious communities may offer their place of worship as a temporary shelter for a refused refugee in order to protect that person from deportation to a dangerous situation.

NB: This statement was last revised on 3 May 2017. Be sure to update your files with the newest version.

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Canadian Sanctuary Network
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