Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Webinars

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

    Date:Monday, January 28, 2019
    Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

    This webinar will review what we understand about mental health and the threats and challenges to sound mental health as well as the contributions to resilience. We will also touch on what we mean by mental illness and what illnesses or disorders refugees might be most vulnerable to. We will also discuss what we as helpers can do to mitigate the damage, increase refugees’ resilience and recovery and protect ourselves from vicarious trauma. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/786714159881607427

  • The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

    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. Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5432427863173383171

  • When Helping Hurts – Reviewing Vicarious Trauma, its Causes, its Impact and what we can do for those we Help and Ourselves

    Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

    This webinar will attempt to provide some knowledge of the concept of vicarious trauma, how it affects us, and also present ideas about how we can protect ourselves while helping those who are primary sufferers of trauma. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5426052895747675139

  • The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13

    Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

    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. Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2792523534627398659

  • The Road from Schedule 2 to ” Welcome to Canada” : Preparing for Visa Office Interviews

    Date:Friday, February 1, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

    This RSTP webinar will provide guidance on how to prepare sponsored refugees for a Canadian Visa Office interview.  Topics covered would include: -The very first step: Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee; -PRE-INTERVIEW: How to prepare when invited!; -What helps refugees tell their stories during the interview; -Duties of refugees during the interview; -What to expect during the interview; -How can sponsors help; -Notes from visa offices abroad: common challenges and main reasons for refusals; and Q & A. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8828059519963338241

  • Managing Expectations in the context of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date:Friday, February 8, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

    This RSTP webinar will provide information on how to manage expectations when sponsoring refugees and how to manage the expectations of the refugees being sponsored. Kindly note that case-specific questions cannot be answered during this webinar. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8405455628757156354

  • Preparing a good quality settlement plan (G5)

    Date:Friday, February 15, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

    This RSTP webinar will focus on preparing a “successful” settlement plan (IMM 5670 (04-2018) E). The topic of the webinar has been created to respond to the needs of sponsors facing difficulties filling out the form (esp. section D on the details) and those with PSR returned for reasons of lack of sufficient details. This webinar is intended for G5 but information on section D might be on an interest to all sponsoring groups. Please note that case specific questions are not going to be answered during the webinar, please contact the organizer for discussion on your case. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/281369819795678209

  • Managing Expectations in the context of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date:Friday, February 22, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

    This RSTP webinar will provide information on how to manage expectations when sponsoring refugees and how to manage the expectations of the refugees being sponsored. Kindly note that case-specific questions cannot be answered during this webinar. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8405455628757156354

  • The Road from Schedule 2 to ” Welcome to Canada” : Preparing for Visa Office Interviews

    Date:Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

    This RSTP webinar will provide guidance on how to prepare sponsored refugees for a Canadian Visa Office interview.  Topics covered would include: -The very first step: Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee; -PRE-INTERVIEW: How to prepare when invited!; -What helps refugees tell their stories during the interview; -Duties of refugees during the interview; -What to expect during the interview; -How can sponsors help; -Notes from visa offices abroad: common challenges and main reasons for refusals; and Q & A. For registration, please click: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8828059519963338241