Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Workshop with IRCC on How to Prepare and Submit an Application as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor

    Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
    Time: 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm EDT (Sign in at 5.45 pm)
    Where: The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2
    Description:

    The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting a workshop in Toronto for individuals interested in submitting PSR applications as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor. Attendees will learn about: • How to complete the new application forms released on May 01, 2018; • The new requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors that came into effect on May 01, 2018; and, • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the new forms and requirements. Kindly note that IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by ROC-O or Visa Offices abroad. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-with-ircc-on-group-of-five-community-sponsor-applications-tickets-46073438896.


  • Workshop with IRCC for Lawyers, Immigration Consultants and Settlement Workers on How to Prepare and Submit Applications for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
    Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm EDT (Sign-in at 9.15 am)
    Where: The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2
    Description:

    The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting a workshop in Toronto for lawyers, immigration consultants and settlement workers that assist Groups of Five and Community Sponsors with preparing and submitting PSR applications. Attendees will learn about: • How to complete the new application forms released on May 01, 2018; • The new requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors that came into effect on May 01, 2018; and, • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the new forms and requirements. Kindly note that IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by ROC-O or Visa Offices abroad. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-with-ircc-for-professionals-on-groups-of-five-community-sponsors-tickets-46072707709


  • An Evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze UNHCR Representative in Canada

    Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
    Where: The Commons (POD 250), Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
    Description: Join us for an informative and inspiring evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the UNHCR Representative in Canada, on the global refugee crises and how Canadians can help by sponsoring refugees through the BVOR program. For registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-jean-nicolas-beuze-the-unhcr-representative-in-canada-tickets-45496327741.
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Training for Front Line Settlement Workers

    Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT (lunch will be provided)
    Where: Mennonite Central Committee Ontario 203-50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener ON
    Description: In this workshop organised by the RSTP, The Refugee Hub and Reception House Waterloo Region, attendees would gain an overview of the private sponsorship system, an understanding of what it takes to complete a successful sponsorship and an awareness of what services partner agencies offer for private sponsorship of refugee applicants. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/training-and-information-session-for-front-line-workers-in-kitchener-tickets-44915102280.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm MDT (Sign-in will start at 5:20 pm).
    Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers, 11713 82 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V9
    Description:

    In partnership with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), the RSTP is hosting a free workshop on sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five. Topics covered would include: recent changes and updates to the PSR program; specific requirements for Groups of Five; eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; the sponsorship process; how to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; and which forms need to be completed. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Scott by email at mscott@rstp.ca or by calling (780) 391-3228.


  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW (Rm: 315), Calgary, AB
    Description: This information session is for those interested in sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor. Attendees would learn about:  The application process  Who can be included  Application forms  New IRCC updates  Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugee-sponsorship-group-of-five-and-community-sponsors-tickets-44498795094 or contact RSTP Trainer, Anoush Newman, at 403-515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Welcome the Stranger: Canada and the global refugee crisis

    Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: Wu Conference Centre (UNB), 6 Duffie Drive, Kent Auditorium, Fredericton, NB
    Description: In this UNHCR Public Talk hosted by the RSTP, the featured speaker, Jean-Nicolas Beuze (UNHCR’s representative in Canada), would talk about the global refugee crisis and how Canadians can help. Open discussion to follow! Please register via Eventbrite at (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcome-the-stranger-canada-and-the-global-refugee-crisis-tickets-45078095798) or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton at lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Welcome the Stranger: Canada and the global refugee crisis

    Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ADT
    Where: Halifax Central Library (Paul O'Regan Hall) 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
    Description: In this UNHCR Public Talk hosted by the RSTP, the featured speaker, Jean-Nicolas Beuze (UNHCR’s representative in Canada), would talk about the global refugee crisis and how Canadians can help. Open discussion to follow! Please register via Eventbrite at (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcomethe-stranger-canada-and-the-globalrefugee-crisis-tickets-44984598144) or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton at lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees and Group of Five

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
    Where: GPCN Boardroom, Suite 505 10014-99 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V3N4 (Nordic Court Building)
    Description: In this cost-free information session by the RSTP and Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers, you would understand the requirements and process to sponsor a refugee. For registration, please call Rachel at 780-538-4452 or Fofo at 780-538-4452.
  • How to Sponsor Your Refugee Family to Canada

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am -12:30 pm EDT
    Where: Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4
    Description: In this information session on private sponsorship of refugees program by RSTP and CICS, attendees would learn about: Eligibility of sponsors and sponsored applications; Sponsorship process and application tips; and Financial and settlement commitments. For registration, please call Raheeq Khalil at 647-999-6320.
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Pre-registration to attend any of these information sessions and workshops is required. Please contact the RSTP to pre-register for any of these events.

To request a workshop, information session or training for your group or organization, contact the RSTP.