Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees-Overview – Community Sponsorship

    Date:Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Time:5:15 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)
    Where:Toronto Public Library - Room 3 (4th floor) at Fairview Toronto Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto, M2J 4S4
    Description:The RSTP in the GTA is hosting a free workshop of three consecutive sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees for individuals/organizations/sponsoring groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees and Community sponsorship requirements as follows: Session I: Private Sponsorship of Refugees–Overview 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Session II: Community Sponsorship-Overview - 6:35 pm – 7:00 pm; and Session III: Application forms - 7:10 pm – 8:00 pm.  Topics covered will include: Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; Community Sponsorship Required Forms and Documents; The sponsorship process; and How to complete the application forms. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-overview-community-sponsorship-tickets-98698950217.
  • Information Session and Forms Clinic For Groups of Five

    Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Time:9:00 AM - 3:30 PM MST
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW, Room 315, Calgary AB
    Description:The morning session of this RSTP workshop would focus on G5 sponsorship while the afternoon session would focus on completing application forms.  Topics would include:  Group of Five requirements  Required forms  Calculating sponsorship costs per family size  Settlement plans  How to fill successful applications.  Please click on your preferred session(s) to register: March 21- AM: Information Session on G5 and March 21- PM: G5 Forms Clinic or contact Anoush Newman (RSTP Trainer) at Tel: 403.515.5868 or email: mnewman@rstp.ca.  
  • An Evening with IRCC in Halifax for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AST
    Where:Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, NS B3N 1J4
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-halifax-tickets-93517961741.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Moncton NB for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AST
    Where:MAGMA Moncton, 22 Church St C170, NB E1C 0P7
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-moncton-tickets-93514517439.
  • An Evening with IRCC in London ON for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Friday, March 6, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Where:The Skill Centre, 141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor, London, ON N6A 1G3
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-london-tickets-93513899591.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Kitchener for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Where:Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 50 Kent Avenue, Community Room, Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-kitchener-tickets-93331483981.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Hamilton for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Where:Hamilton Public Library - Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Wentworth Room, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-hamilton-tickets-93328083811 .
  • An Evening with IRCC in Toronto for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Where:Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-toronto-tickets-93513085155.
  • Groups of Five Sponsorship Application Forms Clinic

    Date:Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Time:5:00 PM - 7:30 PM MST
    Where:Catholic Social Services, 8212 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description:In this RSTP workshop, our trainer will discuss what it takes to make a good sponsorship application. Participants would learn how to:  Avoid refusal  Craft a strong settlement plan  Calculate costs  Have the right supporting documents  Email your application. For registration, please visit Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-groups-of-five-sponsorship-application-forms-clinic-tickets-92402493345 or contact: Christina Hamer (RSTP Edmonton AB Trainer) at Tel: 780.391.3228; Email: chamer@rstp.ca.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Vancouver for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Monday, February 24, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
    Where:Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-vancouver-tickets-93510196515.
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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.