Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Webinars

  • Month 13 Webinar for the Atlantic Provinces: Preparing for the end of sponsorship

    (2018) Sponsors in the Atlantic Provinces will learn the following: When should sponsors start preparing for the end of sponsorship?; What to consider when preparing newcomers for post sponsorship?; What programs are available for sponsored newcomers post sponsorship?; and The post sponsorship relationship.

  • RAP Rates: Alberta

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in Alberta (AB), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for AB and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for groups sponsoring under […]

  • RAP Rates: British Columbia

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in British Columbia (BC), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for BC and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for groups […]

  • RAP Rates: Newfoundland and Labrador

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for NL and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for […]

  • RAP Rates: Prince Edward Island

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in Prince Edward Island (PE), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors.  The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for PE and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important […]

  • RAP Rates: New Brunswick

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in New Brunswick (NB), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for NB and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for […]

  • RAP Rates: Ontario

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in Ontario (ON), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for ON and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for groups […]

  • RAP Rates: Nova Scotia

    (2018) This webinar is for new and experienced sponsors located in Nova Scotia (NS), including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The webinar will provide sponsors with an in-depth look at the RAP rates for NS and an understanding of why the RAP rates are important for groups […]

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    (Dec 2017) This webinar provides an overview  of settlement and integration with in the context of private refugee sponsorship and the topics includes Settlement stages; Sponsors’ role; Settlement support provided by sponsors; Working together: roles of Sponsorship Groups & Availability of government funded Settlement Services; Where to look for agencies for newcomers?; Managing expectations; and Code […]

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    (2017) This webinar presents an overview of the private sponsorship and the requirements for private sponsors and refugees. The webinar will cover the following topics; launch of PSR program, program evolvement over the years, PSR as part of resettlement, eligibility criteria for sponsors and refugee applicants, and sponsorship process.

  • BVOR Program & Eritrean Refugees

    (2017) This video provides a brief description of the profiles of Eritrean refugees, including those identified for resettlement by UNHCR; discussion on the prospects of durable solutions, including resettlement, for Eritrean refugees; and an explanation of how sponsors can help resettle these refugees through the BVOR program.  Due to its file size, we have uploaded […]

  • BVOR Program & Congolese Refugees

    (2017) This video provides a brief description of the profiles of Congolese refugees, including those selected for resettlement; information on the main countries of asylum for Congolese refugees; discussion on the prospects of durable solutions, including resettlement, for Congolese refugees; and an explanation of how sponsors can help resettle these refugees through the BVOR program.  […]

  • Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees and Syrian Refugees

    (2017) This webinar clarifies misconceptions about refugees; examines the differences between refugees and immigrants/migrants; provides information on the demographic of Syrian refugees that were sponsored to Canada in 2015/2016; and, looks into Canada’s response in 2015/2016 to the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crises.  Due to its file size, we have uploaded the video to the RSTP […]

  • Month 13 Planning

    (2017) In this video on Month 13 planning, sponsors will learn about: when to start preparing newcomers for Month 13, post-sponsorship services and resources that may be available for newcomers, the role of sponsors during the transition period, and the post-sponsorship relationship.

  • Supporting Refugee Mental Health

    August 10, 2016.  Webinar session features Ms. Mariana Martinez Vieyra, a guest speaker from Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST). The presentation covers the following topics: Mental Health Concerns for Refugee Adults and Children, Trauma and PTSD, Healing in a Community-Based Context, VAST Vulnerability Screening Tool.

  • Supporting Settlement and Integration

    July 19, 2016.  The session covers the following topics: Handling Unrealistic Expectations, Establishing Communication, Cultural Awareness, and Ethical Considerations in Settlement.

  • Planning for the Month 13: BC Employment and Assistance Program

    November 29, 2016.  As part of RSTP’s webinar series on planning for the transition to Month 13, RSTP organized a webinar session for sponsors in British Columbia focusing on  BC Employment and Assistance Program.  Guest presenters from the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) spoke about eligibility criteria, application process, and responsibilities […]

  • Planning for Month 13: New Brunswick Social Assistance

    December 20, 2016.  This webinar provides an overview of the process of transitioning from private sponsorship to Social Assistance in New Brunswick. Guest speaker, Sacha Hamming, Social Development Transition Coordinator with the Y of Greater Saint John, provides a detailed overview of the general eligibility and process, as well as answers questions from sponsors.  Please click on […]

  • Planning for Month 13: Nova Scotia Income Assistance

    December 19, 2016.  This webinar provides an overview of the process of transitioning from private sponsorship to Income Assistance in Nova Scotia. Guest speakers from the Department of Community Services, Denise MacDonald-Billard (Director of Income Assistance, DCS), and Cyd Lepage, (Income Assistance Specialist, Central Region, DCS) provide a detailed overview of the eligibility, process, as well […]

  • Becoming a Community Sponsor Webinar – Dec 15, 2015

    Are you part of an organization, association or corporation that would like to engage in community sponsorship of refugees? This webinar led by an RSTP Trainer will cover the application forms, processes, timelines, documentation required by both sponsoring group and refugee applicants, as well as the process of identifying or having a refugee profile referred […]