Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Sponsoring Refugees through the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program

    Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm CDT
    Where: Welcome Place - Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, 521 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0E4
    Description: In this RSTP information session on the current global refugee crises and how Canadians can help by sponsoring refugees through the BVOR program, attendees would learn about:  How to sponsor refugees through the BVOR program; and,  The shared roles and responsibilities of the program. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsoring-refugees-through-the-bvor-program-tickets-48239966037.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Central Library, 616 MaCleod Trail SE, Meeting Rm # 2, Calgary, AB
    Description: This free RSTP information session would cover topics such as:  The application process;  Who can be included;  Application forms;  New IRCC updates; and  Sponsor’s Settlement Support  Responsibilities.  For registration, please click HERE or contact our national trainer, Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Groups of Five

    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm EDT
    Where: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), 945 Wellington Street West, 1st floor, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5
    Description: In this free RSTP information session in Ottawa, attendees would learn about:  The private sponsorship of refugees under the Group of Five program and application process Who can be included  Application forms for sponsors and refugees.  For registration, please click: https://bit.ly/2N7ehrQ or contact: Bethlehem Daniel (RSTP Trainer) at 343-887-9875 or bdaniel@rstp.ca.
  • Navigating the New Settlement Plan For Group of Five ( G5) Sponsors

    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description: In this workshop, attendees would learn:  What a perfect settlement plan looks like;  How to calculate costs and reflect the budget in the form; and  About new elements in the settlement plan. Please bring your laptop to the session. We will demonstrate how to fill out the form and you can finish yours by the end of the session. For registration, please click here or contact RSTP Trainer, Inas Hamid at Tel: 905.273.4140 ext.239 or email: ihamid@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees through the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program

    Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm MDT (Please arrive by 5:45 pm at the latest)
    Where: Meeting Room 228, Catholic Social Services (CSS), 8212 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description: In this RSTP information session on the current global refugee crises and how Canadians can help by sponsoring refugees through the BVOR program, attendees would learn about:  How to sponsor refugees through the BVOR program; and,  The shared roles and responsibilities of the program. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sponsoring-refugees-through-the-blended-visa-office-referred-program-bvor-tickets-48028368142.
  • Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan Groups of Five

    Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm EDT (Sign-in will start from 5:45 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
    Description: In this RSTP information session, the topics covered would include:  Key changes to requirements & process;  Financial Considerations;  Hands on completing the new Sponsorship Undertaking And Settlement Plan form. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice completing their settlement plan (Form IMM 5670) and are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. For registration, please click HERE.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
    Where: Memorial Park Library, 1221—2 Street SW Meeting Rm # 2, Calgary AB
    Description: This free RSTP information session would cover topics such as:  The application process;  Who can be included;  Application forms;  New IRCC updates; and  Sponsor’s Settlement Support  Responsibilities.  For registration, please click: Refugee Sponsorship or contact our national trainer, Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
    Where: 2946 - 32 St. NE, Calgary, AB
    Description: This webinar is for Group of Five or Community Sponsors and topics covered would include: The application process; Who can be included; Application forms; Recent IRCC updates; and Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities. For registration, please click on this link or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Review of updated IRCC forms for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
    Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society 1111-11 Ave SW (Room 315), Calgary, Alberta
    Description: This webinar would review the updated IRCC refugee sponsorship forms for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The topics will include: a review of the three main applications for Principal Applicants/Refugees; a review of the updated forms to be completed by sponsors; and a review of the new IRCC regulations and requirements for sponsorship. Please register by clicking on this link or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship and the BVOR Program

    Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society 1111-11 Ave SW (Room 315), Calgary, Alberta
    Description: The RSTP in Calgary  is  inviting you to a free public training session about Private Sponsorship of Refugees and the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. This training session is for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who would like to learn about private sponsorship under the BVOR program. Please review the attached poster and register via this link.
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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.