I just wanted to post a quick update about where we are at with our sponsorship. We formally applied to AURA last month to be matched with a family. Apparently, so far, no refugee cases for private sponsorship have been released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada since the last group was in late January/early February. We’re not clear on what the hold-up is. If I had to speculate, I would guess that after processing 25,000 cases by the end of February, CIC is taking a bit of a breather while it sorts out what it wants to do next. But that is purely speculation on my part. AURA has indicated that there will be a “bulletin” sent out next week, which might clarify things.
In the meantime, we continue to be busy organizing fundraising events, and planning for our family’s eventual arrival.