Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Webinars

  • What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program and How Does it Work?

    Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship and resettlement programs; who can sponsor under the PSR program; the eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored under the PSR program; the importance of refugee status documents and who needs them; and, an overview of the application process.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/927205369510903566

  • Preparing a Settlement Plan: The Financial and Settlement Responsibilities of Sponsors under the PSR Program

    Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program; the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees on arrival and the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates; how to use the Minimum Financial Support Calculator to calculate the minimum level of financial support required on arrival; situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada; and, an overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3396273078893001231

  • How to Prepare a Successful Application Package under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2697253063976292879

  • How to Submit a Refugee Sponsorship Application to ROC-O Via Email and Updating Applications After Submission

    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2465440828469040399

  • Démystifions la soumission par courriel d’une demande de parrainage de réfugiés

    Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
    Time: 14 h à 15 h 30 (HAE)

    Saviez-vous que vous pouvez accélérer le traitement de votre demande de parrainage de réfugiés en la soumettant par courriel? Cette séance d’information énoncera les exigences techniques des courriels de soumission, expliquera comment organiser et nommer les formulaires et documents justificatifs pour la soumission et indiquera comment effectuer des mises à jour de la demande après la soumission.

    Remarque : Cette séance n’expliquera pas en détail le contenu du dossier de demande de parrainage de réfugiés. Elle s’adresse aux groupes qui préparent actuellement une demande de parrainage ou qui ont déjà des connaissances de base sur le dossier de demande de parrainage.

    Inscription : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9064052110423008524

  • Preparing for Arrival and Providing Post-Arrival Support: Handling Unrealistic Expectations and Practicing Ethical Consideration

    Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7391787283556649743

  • Preparing and Transitioning to Month 13

    Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors while provide an in-depth look at what is Month 13 and when sponsors should start preparing for the transition to Month 13; resources that are available to assist sponsors and sponsored newcomers with the transition; what to consider when sponsors and sponsored newcomers begin preparing for the transition; services that are available to sponsored newcomers in Month 13; and, how to evaluate the sponsorship period.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5098608449271709455