Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan Training

    Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM MDT
    Where: Catholic Social Services (CSS) - Meeting Room 228, 8212—118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5B OS3
    Description: This RSTP information session on the new (May 2018) Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors will focus on the requirements for the settlement plan and the budget. Attendees would learn about:  How to develop the settlement plan  How to calculate costs and determine a budget  New elements of the settlement plan Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please register by clicking here: https://sept25settlement.eventbrite.com or contact: Melissa Scott, RSTP Northern Alberta at Tel: 780-391-3228 or Email: mscott@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Groups of Five or as Community Sponsors

    Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), 1111-11 Ave SW, Rm # 315, Calgary, AB, T2R-0G5
    Description: This informational session is for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who would like to form a Group of Five or utilize the  Community Sponsors option. In this session, you would learn about: -Recent changes and updates to the PSR Program; -Specific requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; -Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; -Sponsorship cost and In-kind deductions for “Donated” items; -The sponsorship process; -How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; and -Which forms need to be completed? Please register for this session by clicking: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsoring-refugees-as-a-group-of-five-or-community-sponsor-tickets-49629652627
  • Workshop with IRCC on Group of Five & Community Sponsor Applications

    Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM CST
    Where: Rusty Macdonald Branch Library Auditorium, 225 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7K 5E4
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this workshop for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor, and sponsoring refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.  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;• How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors;• IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications;• IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications; and, • How Groups of Five and Community Sponsors can sponsor refugees identified for resettlement by IRCC and UNHCR through the BVOR program.  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.  All attendees are required to register for the workshops using the this link: https://rstpirccsaskatoon.eventbrite.ca.
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees – Groups of Five Sponsorship

    Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT (Sign-in will start at 5:45pm and the workshop will begin at 6:00 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4x4
    Description: The RSTP is hosting a free workshop on the private sponsorship of refugees as a Group of Five for individuals/groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees under Group of Five Private Sponsorship of Refugees.  Topics covered will 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; Which forms need to be completed; and How to complete the application forms.  Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP using the registration link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsoring-refugees-as-a-group-of-five-private-sponsorship-of-refugees-psr-tickets-49496025946  
  • Workshop with IRCC on Group of Five & Community Sponsor Applications

    Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM PDT
    Where: MOSAIC, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this workshop for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor, and sponsoring refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.  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;• How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors;• IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications;• IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications; and, • How Groups of Five and Community Sponsors can sponsor refugees identified for resettlement by IRCC and UNHCR through the BVOR program.  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.  All attendees are required to register for the workshops using the this link: https://rstpirccvancouver.eventbrite.ca.
  • Workshop with IRCC on Group of Five & Community Sponsor Applications

    Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
    Where: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33 Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this workshop for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor, and sponsoring refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.  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;• How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors;• IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications;• IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications; and, • How Groups of Five and Community Sponsors can sponsor refugees identified for resettlement by IRCC and UNHCR through the BVOR program.  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.  All attendees are required to register for the workshops using the this link: https://rstpircccalgary.eventbrite.ca.
  • Canada and the Global Refugee Crisis – An evening with UNHCR Canada

    Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
    Where: Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Ct, Victoria, BC, V8V 4J3
    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. Please register by visiting the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-in-victoria-with-unhcr-canada-representative-tickets-49720426133
  • Workshop with IRCC on Group of Five & Community Sponsor Applications

    Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    Time: 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
    Where: Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538 – 107 Avenue (McCauley School), Edmonton, AB T5H 0T7
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this workshop for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor, and sponsoring refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.  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;• How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors;• IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications;• IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications; and, • How Groups of Five and Community Sponsors can sponsor refugees identified for resettlement by IRCC and UNHCR through the BVOR program.  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.  All attendees are required to register for the workshops using the this link: https://rstpirccedmonton.eventbrite.ca.
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees, Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored

    Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT (Sign-in will start at 5:45 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4x4
    Description: The RSTP is hosting a free workshop on the private sponsorship of refugees; who can sponsor and who can be sponsored for individuals/groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees.  Topics covered will include: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; proof of funds requirements; and completing the refugees’ forms.  Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP using the registration link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-who-can-sponsor-and-who-can-be-sponsored-tickets-49495353936
  • Workshop with IRCC on Group of Five & Community Sponsor Applications

    Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM CDT
    Where: Red River College - The Roblin Centre, 160 Princess Street, CGA MB Room, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K9
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this workshop for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor, and sponsoring refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.  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;• How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors;• IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications;• IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications; and, • How Groups of Five and Community Sponsors can sponsor refugees identified for resettlement by IRCC and UNHCR through the BVOR program.  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.  All attendees are required to register for the workshops using the this link: https://rstpirccwinnipeg.eventbrite.ca.
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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.

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