Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Webinars

  • Financial Responsibilities for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    This webinar for new and experienced Groups of Five and Community Sponsors reviews sponsors’ financial responsibilities; examines the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table/In-Kind Deduction Table and the RAP Rates; provides an overview of the RAP Rates and a demonstration on how to use them to calculate the minimum level of financial support required on […]

  • Financial Responsibilities for SAHs

    This webinar for new and experienced SAHs provides an in-depth look at sponsors’ financial responsibilities as outlined in the Sponsorship Agreement, Appendix A of the IMM 5413 Guide and Section F of the Sponsorship Undertaking [IMM 5373] form.  It also provides an overview of the RAP Rates and a demonstration on how to use them to […]

  • FAQs on Post Arrival Financial Support for SAHs

    This webinar for new and experienced SAHs provides an in-depth look at the recent changes and updates to the FAQs on Post-Arrival Financial Support and use case scenarios to provide examples on how the principles of the FAQs can be applied.  

  • Introduction to Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Programs

    (2019) Topics covered: an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship programs; the history and launch of the PSR program; and, the PSR program as part of global resettlement efforts.

  • The PSR Program: Who can sponsor and who can be sponsored

    (2019) Topics covered: who can sponsor under the PSR program; who can be sponsored; refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them; and, an overview of sponsors’ financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program.

  • The PSR Program: How to prepare and submit a successful application package

    (2019) Topics covered: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; completing the forms for Groups of Five; completing the forms for Community Sponsors; proof of funds requirements; and, completing the refugees’ […]

  • The PSR Program: Adding dependents post-submission and updating applications

    (2019) Topics covered: the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances; who to contact and when; and, how to add dependents post-submission.

  • The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    (2019) Topics covered: recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program; the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency; managing expectations; power imbalance; and, ethical considerations.

  • The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13

    (2019) Topics covered: when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13; what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13; services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13; evaluating the sponsorship; and, the post-sponsorship relationship.  

  • How to Submit a PSR Application to ROC-O by Email

    (2019) This webinar for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors, and Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) will walk through the steps required to submit an application to ROC-O via email.

  • Preserving and Improving the Mental Health of Refugees, their Sponsors and Supporters

    (2019) In this webinar delivered by Klaus Gruber, he reviews what we understand about mental health and the threats and challenges to sound mental health as well as the contributions to resilience. Klaus also touches on what we mean by mental illness and what illnesses or disorders refugees might be most vulnerable to. Klaus also reviews […]

  • When Helping Hurts – Reviewing Vicarious Trauma

    (2019) In this webinar, Klaus Gruber shared information on the concept of vicarious trauma, how it affects us, and also presents ideas about how we can protect ourselves while helping those who are primary sufferers of trauma.  

  • Refugee Sponsorship, Cultural Sensitivity and Communication: Communicating across Cultures

    (2019) This webinar will provide refugee sponsors with information and tips on cross-cultural communication styles.  The following topics will be covered: dimensions of culture; aspects of cultural differences; visible and non-visible aspects of culture; individual and family dynamics; verbal and nonverbal Communication; differences within the “similarly perceived” cultures; the refugee experience; and, where do we […]

  • 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 […]