Michael Casasola

Michael Casasola

Senior Resettlement Officer
UNHCR Canada

Michael Casasola is a Senior Resettlement Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ottawa. He has been working with UNHCR since 2002 and prior was the Director of the R.C. Diocese of London—Refugee Office for eleven years. He oversaw the completion of UNHCR’s handbook, Refugee Resettlement: An International Handbook to Guide Reception and Integration. He has also written a number of articles on Canadian resettlement including “The Indochinese Refugee Movement and the Subsequent Evolution of UNHCR and Canadian Resettlement Selection Policies and Practices” in Refuge and co-authoring “Canada's private sponsorship of refugees program: A practitioners perspective of its past and future” in the Journal of International Migration and Integration.

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