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  • Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees

    Date: Thursday April 06, 2017
    Time: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm EST

    This webinar will clarify some of the misconceptions about refugees, focusing on debunking common myths and examining the differences between refugees and migrants. The webinar will also provide information on the demographic of Syrian refugees that were sponsored and resettled to Canada in 2015/2016.   It is designed for experienced sponsors across Canada, as well as sponsors new to the sponsorship process, and for individuals that are interested in learning more about refugees.

    To register for this webinar, please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2760145102316397571

     

  • Supporting Settlement and Integration (Atlantic Provinces)

    Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (AST)

    Sponsors in the Atlantic Provinces are invited to register for a webinar covering the following topics: Roles and responsibilities of sponsors and newcomers, managing expectations, cultural awareness, and ethical considerations.

    To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6601231798600203777

  • RSTP Webinar on Supporting Settlement and Integration: BC Child Care Subsidy

    Date: Friday February 3, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST

    RSTP is pleased to invite everyone to join our upcoming webinar session for sponsors in British Columbia that will focus on financial assistance for child care. A guest speaker from the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development will deliver a presentation session that will talk about eligibility criteria for child care subsidy and application process. After the presentation, a Q&A session will follow.

    Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7929378073057048066

  • OCASI/RSTP Webinar Series – January to March 2017

    Date: Please refer to the dates listed below
    Time: Please refer to the times listed below

    The Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) in partnership with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), is pleased to offer webinars for managers and frontline staff at settlement organizations on the following topics:

    • 1. The Roles and Responsibilities of Sponsors
    • 2. Transitioning from Refugee Sponsorship to Month 13 for Refugees Sponsored under the GAR, BVOR and PSR programs
    • 3. Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees and Syrian Refugees

    These webinars are designed to equip managers and frontline staff at settlement organizations with information on supporting newly arrived refugees, as well as sponsors. Webinars will take place at the dates and times below. Attendees are kindly requested to register for the specific webinars they wish to attend.

    For Managers:

    1.  The Roles and Responsibilities of Sponsors

    This webinar is designed for managers at settlement organizations. It aims to clarify the role of sponsors so that settlement organizations have a better understanding of how to can support refugees during initial settlement in Ontario.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
     Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3736119999961953026

    2.  Transitioning from Refugee Sponsorship to Month 13 for Refugees Sponsored under the GAR, BVOR and PSR Programs

    This webinar is designed for managers at settlement organizations. It will provide information on how service providers can assist refugees and sponsors with planning for the transition to “Month 13” (the post-sponsorship period).

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6325943772886028546

    3.  Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees and Syrian Refugees

    This webinar is designed for managers at settlement organizations. It will provide information on Syrian refugees, the demographic of resettled Syrian refugees, the differences between refugees and other immigrants, and the differences between sponsored Syrian refugees and in-land refugee claimants. The webinar will clarify some of the misconceptions about resettled Syrian refugees so that settlement organizations are able to better assist Syrian refugees.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3278111834342137602

    For Frontline Staff:

    1.  The Roles and Responsibilities of Sponsors

    This webinar is designed for the frontline staff at settlement organizations. It aims to clarify the role of sponsors under the PSR and BVOR programs. This is so that front line workers have a better understanding of how to support refugees during initial settlement in Ontario.

    Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4648016461132466690 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:00 am – 2:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1160610768920061442 

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 am – 2:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8359303611481206530

    2.  Transitioning from Refugee Sponsorship to Month 13 for Refugees Sponsored under the GAR, BVOR and PSR Programs

    This webinar is designed for frontline staff at settlement organizations. It will provide information on how frontline workers can assist refugees and sponsors with planning for the transition to “Month 13” (the post-sponsorship period).

    Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:00 am – 2:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6145235738326232322

    Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1260069292233820162

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 am – 2:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1855757204372235778

    3. Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees and Syrian Refugees

    This webinar is designed for frontline staff at settlement organizations. It will provide information on Syrian refugees, the demographic of resettled Syrian refugees, the differences between refugees and other immigrants, and the differences between sponsored Syrian refugees and in-land refugee claimants. The webinar will clarify some of the misconceptions about resettled Syrian refugees so that settlement organizations are able to better assist Syrian refugees.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/180287301106575618

    Thursday, March 09, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2120540495061572354

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9157834926269854978

  • Planning for Month 13: New Brunswick Social Assistance

    Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (AST)

    As part of RSTP’s webinar series on planning for the transition to Month 13, we would like to invite private refugee sponsors in New Brunswick to join us for a webinar presentation that will focus on New Brunswick’s Social Assistance program. Guest presenter, Sacha Hamming, Settlement Counselor with the Y of Greater Saint John, will talk about eligibility criteria, the application process, and responsibilities of applicants once on social assistance. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session with our guest presenter.  Interested participants are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time to our Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton (lhambleton@rstp.ca) who will pass the questions along to the guest presenter.

    To register, please follow the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7516207990708060676

  • Planning for Month 13: Nova Scotia Income Assistance

    Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (AST)

    As part of RSTP’s webinar series on planning for the transition to Month 13, we would like to invite private refugee sponsors in Nova Scotia to join us for a webinar presentation that will focus on the Nova Scotia’s Income Assistance program. Guest presenters from the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services will talk about eligibility criteria, the application process, and responsibilities of applicants once on income assistance. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session with our guest presenters.  Interested participants are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time to our Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton (lhambleton@rstp.ca) who will pass the questions along to the guest presenters.

    To register, please follow the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5301200035111860228

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

    Date: Tuesday November 29, 2016
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST

    As part of RSTP’s webinar series on planning for the transition to Month 13, we would like to invite private refugee sponsors in British Columbia to join us for a webinar presentation that will focus on BC Employment and Assistance Program.  Guest presenters from the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) will talk about eligibility criteria, application process, and responsibilities of applicants once on income assistance.  This webinar will also address the issues such as sponsors’ financial assistance to sponsored refugees after the period of sponsorship is over.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with our guest presenters.  Interested participants are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time to our Western Canada trainer, Ekaterina Pak at epak@rstp.ca, who would pass them along to the guest presenters.

    To register, please follow the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2997956270745866244

  • Month 13 Planning

    Date: Tuesday November 22, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

    This webinar will provide information about Month 13 planning, including: 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.

    Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8365645593447882755

  • Voices from the Field (UNHCR)

    Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016
    Time: 1:00 pm EST

    Family Links Initiative has the privilege of hosting Ms. Esther Akinyi Olang, UNHCR field coordinator for the office in Zahle (Lebanon), to share with us the daily struggle of Syrian refugees and asylum seekers there. She will share with us glimpses of what they are going through in Lebanon by providing an account in the field beyond what is reported in the media. Please note that no individual cases will be discussed.

    Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3891549161719477250

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Month 13 Planning

    Date: Wednesday November 9, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

    This webinar will provide information about Month 13 planning, including: 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.

    Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5460157529747448835