Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five (in Tigrinya)Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 10:40 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 11713 - 82 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V9 (Community Room, 2nd Floor)
Description: The RSTP in Edmonton is hosting a free training session on sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five. It will be delivered through live-streaming of an RSTP webinar and will be in the Tigrinya language only. Topics covered will include: -Specific requirements for Groups of Five; -Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; -The sponsorship process; and -How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status. Sign-in for the training will start at 10:40 am and the session will begin at 10:50 am.
Groups of Five Sponsorship – Settlement Planning and Financial AssessmentDate: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
Description: This free RSTP workshop is for groups who are preparing Group of Five sponsorship applications. The workshop will provide hand on and step-by-step completing the Settlement Plan and Financial Assessment from. Topics covered will include: the specific requirements for Group of Five Sponsors sponsoring under the PSR program; eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored by Groups of Five; the sponsorship process; which forms need to be completed; how to complete the forms; and, a step-by-step guide for Groups of Five Sponsors on how to prepare and submit a complete and successful application package with focus on the Settlement Plan and Financial Assessment Form. Sign-in will start from 5:45 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. To register please Click Here.
Information Session and Legal Clinic on Privately Sponsoring RefugeesDate: Saturday March 17th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
Where: Bath Road Baptist Church, 193 Bath Road, Kingston, ON
Description: In this workshop, attendees would learn an overview of the pathways to sponsorship, to gain an understanding of what it takes to complete a successful sponsorship, and to have the chance to talk to experienced sponsors and lawyers. In the afternoon part of the session, an attendee would work one-on-one with a lawyer to assist in his/her particular case. Please register to confirm attendance at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/privately-sponsoring-refugees-information-session-and-legal-clinic-in-kingston-tickets-43718128098?utm_term=eventurl_text.
Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of FiveDate: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (MDT)
Where: Catholic Social Services, 8212 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
Description: This training session is intended for newcomers. No interpretation will be included. Attendees would learn about: -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. Kindly register in advance for this session by contacting Tolonbek at email@example.com.
Information Session and Legal Clinic on Privately Sponsoring RefugeesDate: Thursday March 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
Where: The Human Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC), 57 Louis Pasteur Private (Fauteux Hall), 5th floor, Room 570, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Description: In this workshop, attendees would learn an overview of the pathways to sponsorship, to gain an understanding of what it takes to complete a successful sponsorship, and to have the chance to talk to experienced sponsors and lawyers. Please register to confirm attendance at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/privately-sponsoring-refugees-information-session-and-legal-clinic-in-ottawa-tickets-43721665679?utm_term=eventurl_text.
MOVIE: Human FlowDate: Wednesday March 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
Where: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (Classroom #18), 6960 Mumford Rd Suite 2120, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1 (Popcorn, pizza and refreshments provided!)
Description: Join us for a partial screening of: Human Flow (Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact). After the documentary there will be a discussion on the current refugee crisis and what we can do as Canadians to help through the BVOR program. Please register for the event by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rstp-movie-night-human-flow-tickets-43745815913.
Sponsoring & Settling Refugees as a Group of Five or Community SponsorDate: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
Where: Calgary Central Library (Basement Rm # 2) 616 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M2
Description: Attendees to this workshop about sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor would learn about: The application process; Who can be included; Financial and settlement expectations; Post-arrival settlement responsibilities; Application forms for sponsors and refugees. Please register by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsoring-settling-refugees-as-a-group-of-five-orcommunity-sponsor-tickets-43254833371 or contact RSTP Trainer Anoush Newman at (403) 515-5868; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Sponsorship of Refugees WorkshopDate: Thursday March 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm MST
Where: FCJ Christian Life Center, 219-19 Ave SW, Calgary AB (Visitor Parking at FCJ Center; please do not park at St Mary's Cathedral)
Description: In this workshop, attendees would learn about: Roles and Responsibilities of Sponsors; CCIS Settlement and Employment Services; and St Bonaventure Parish Hope and Haven Refugee Program. Please register by March 5, 2018 by contacting: Antoinette at email@example.com or 403-290-5750.
Group of Five Sponsorship – Settlement Planning and Financial AssessmentDate: Wednesday March 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST (Sign-in will start from 5:45 pm)
Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
Description: Attendees to this RSTP information session would learn about: Group of Five Sponsorship; Best practices - Settlement plan; New application forms; Financial requirement and assessment; and Recent changes and updates. Attendees will also have the opportunity to practice completing their settlement plan IMM5373AE and receive our feedback during the session. Please register for the event by clicking HERE.
Private Sponsorship of Refugees (in English and Arabic)Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Where: Newcomer Centre of Peel, Room 211, 165 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON L5B 2N6
Description: This workshop is for those who are interested in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees. Attendees will learn about: Who can be sponsored?; Who can sponsor?; How to sponsor?; How to form, or work with, a sponsoring group; Family reunification under One Year Window; and proof of refugee status document as well as the recent changes and updates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25, 2018.
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.