Canadians became international heroes during the Syrian refugee crisis when they stepped up, opened their doors, and sponsored thousands in need… but is there a catch?

Abdel Malek and Sawsen have escaped a civil war with their eleven children to Picton, Ontario. They’ve gone from total strangers to instant family with a sponsorship group headed by Carlyn Moulton, a self-described “crazy lesbian art dealer” and her merry band of well-intentioned do-gooders.

When happily ever after only happens in fairy tales, what do we have to sacrifice in order to fit in? What is owed to whom in the sponsorship transaction? And what exactly do we mean by “it takes a village”?