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, April 7, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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/8751234453239886861

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

    Date: Friday, April 10, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 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/5415481101311696909

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

    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 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/7206440407423947021

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

    Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 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/498413424850941453

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

    Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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/8276808379994151437

  • Preparing and Transitioning to Month 13

    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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/2075707934872384525