RADCLIFFE IN THE NEWS

Refugee Crisis
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Five countries working on new refugee sponsorship programs, Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) Launches Guidebook to Share Best Practices

NEWS: One year after it was formed and nine months after its official launch, the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) is pleased to announce that it is working closely with the governments of Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Each of these countries has launched, or is in the process of developing, a community sponsorship program in support of refugee resettlement.

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Global Initiative Brings Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Model to the World

NEWS: The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative announced the launch of a global consultation process for a guidebook that will help governments and citizens develop community-based sponsorship programs to resettle refugees. The global refugee crisis is one of the world’s most pressing problems. The number of refugees today is higher than at any time since the Second World War. The scale and urgency of the situation requires innovative solutions. 

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Radcliffe Foundation, IKEA Foundation, Libra Group and The Coca-Cola Company Announce €4 million in Seed Funding to Address Critical Needs of Refugees, and Disadvantaged Greeks

NEWS: Ascend, a new philanthropic initiative, was announced yesterday at the Concordia Europe Summit in Athens. Initial funding commitments include provision of humane shelter for displaced people with a focus on unaccompanied minors, community programming including provision of food, medical care, psycho-social services, and vocational training for refugees and Greeks struggling with the ongoing economic crisis.

Frank Giustra: Direct Impact Philanthropy

H&L Magazine: Sitting in the most amicable of dragon’s dens with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and bustling harbour from the 31st floor of his Fiore Group of Companies in Vancouver, CEO Frank Giustra is as down-to-earth as he is resolute. The 59-year-old billionaire philanthropist and businessman made his fortune transforming Yorkton Securities into a major force in the world of international mining finance for which he became president and later CEO; founded Lions Gate Entertainment in 1997, and is a major shareholder in Thunderbird Films. Giustra is passionate, pragmatic and opinionated.

Radcliffe Foundation and Vancouver International Film Festival create call to action for refugee crisis

Georgia Straight: In response to the refugee crisis, Lionsgate Entertaiment founder and Radcliffe Foundation president Frank Giustra took action. At a news conference at the Vancouver International Film Centre on September 7, he explained that the organization, which he founded in 1997, is developing solutions “to address some of the issues in what is really the biggest crisis of our generation”.

PM Justin Trudeau's Remarks at the United Nations – recognizes Frank Giustra and the work of the Radcliffe Foundation

PM Justin Trudeau’s Remarks at the United Nations: Canadians are not just engaged at home. Abroad, Canadian business leaders like Frank Giustra have done amazing work to make it easier for vulnerable migrants to find a place to live. Last November, Frank went to Lesbos in Greece and to help set up a reception centre to offer shelter for 1500 refugees arriving by sea. He went back just last March with members of Vancouver’s search and rescue team to help the local authorities save more lives