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  • 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 […]

  • Power Imbalance

    (2017) In this video, sponsors will learn about: how to minimize power imbalance within the sponsor-refugee relationship.

  • Sponsorship Ethics

    (2017) In this video, sponsors will learn about: ethical practices to consider in refugee sponsorship.

  • Managing Expectations

      (2017) In this video, sponsors will learn about how expectations can be managed to avoid potential conflict and facilitate a successful sponsorship.

  • 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 […]

  • Sponsoring Refugees Through a Group of Five

    Are you a member of a Group of Five but not sure what forms are needed? Wondering what happens to a refugee sponsorship application after you submit in Canada? This web-based training session offered more information about the necessary forms, the in-Canada processing of G5 applications, common reasons for returns/rejections, refugee status recognition proof and […]

  • Completing the IMM0008 Forms

    Step-by-step, this video reviews important items contained in the forms that comprise the permanent residence application package for refugees abroad.

  • 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 […]

  • Group of Five Refugee Sponsorship

    Are you a member of a Group of Five but not sure what forms are needed? Wondering what happens to a refugee sponsorship application after you submit in Canada? This web-based training session offered more information about the necessary forms, the in-Canada processing of G5 applications, common reasons for returns/rejections, refugee status recognition proof and […]

  • October 6, 2015 – Overview of Private Refugee Sponsorship

    This webinar provides an overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada (excluding Quebec). The information in the webinar is only up to date as of October 6, 2015. Contact RSTP at info@rstp.ca for the most updated information.  

  • Overview Webinar: Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada

    This webinar provides an overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada (excluding Quebec). The information in the webinar is only up to date as of September 15, 2015. On September 19, 2015,  the Canadian Government announced it has temporarily exempt Syrians and Iraqis from the requirement to provide proof of refugee status in […]

  • Refugees, Mental Health and Sponsorship

    Through interviews with mental health service providers and a member of a sponsoring group, this video presents some of the challenges of sponsoring refugees who experience mental health issues and helpful tips for supporting such refugees.

  • Why Sponsor Refugees?

    This video is recommended for viewing with groups that are new to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program. It features reflections by seasoned Canadian sponsors.

  • Refugee Sponsorship and Expectations: Sponsor and Refugee Perspectives

    Sponsors’ and former refugees’ voices are featured in this video about the initial experience, discoveries, challenges and opportunities that are part of the refugee sponsorship experience.

  • Settlement Experiences of Iraqi Refugees

    Four families who came to Canada as privately sponsored refugees share their experiences, discoveries and hopes for their future in Canada.

  • Settlement of Refugees with the Support of Brottier House

    This video documents one of the settlement practices in the Canadian sponsorship community and shares insights about refugee sponsorship through conversations with the Director of Brottier House and a former resident.