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  • Overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Where: Windsor University Law School, Windsor ON
    Description: Topics covered in this workshop would include: What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program? Who can sponsor refugees? How do I sponsor a “specific” refugee? How do I sponsor a refugee that I have not yet “identified”? What are my settlement responsibilities?
  • Overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: Newcastle United Church, Newcastle ON
    Description: Topics that would be covered in this workshop include: What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program?, Who can sponsor refugees?, How do I sponsor a “specific” refugee?, How do I sponsor  refugee that I have not yet “identified”? and What are my settlement responsibilities?
  • How to best help your new refugee friends

    Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
    Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Where: Immigrant Services Kingston Area (ISKA) in Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC), 263 Weller Avenue, Kingston ON
    Description: Topics to be covered in this workshop include: • Settlement challenges • Managing expectations • Communication with newcomers • Volunteer engagement • Easing culture shock • Financial matters • Cultural issues
  • Private Sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

    Date: OCTOBER 27, 2015
    Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
    Where: CATHOLIC CROSSCULTURAL SERVICES, MISSISSAUGA OFFICE
    Description: Overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Recent program changes. Who can be sponsored, and who can be a sponsor. Sponsorship process and financial costs.      
  • Introduction to Refugee Sponsorship and Settlement

    Date: Date: Saturday,October 17, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Where: Holy Spirit Parish - 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK
    Description: If you are forming a sponsoring group or would like to learn more about sponsoring refugees through Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), Groups of Five or Community Sponsorship, please join us for a free information session about private refugee sponsorship in Saskatoon, SK. The workshop also includes an overview of the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. This is a free workshop and open to the public.
     
  • Workshop and Roundtable for Experienced Refugee Sponsors

    Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
    Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: Holy Spirit Parish - 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK
    Description:
    This workshop will discuss recent procedural changes in refugee sponsorship and include a roundtable discussion with more experienced sponsors on how the refugee sponsorship landscape in Saskatoon has been impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis.


  • Refugee Sponsorship: Introduction and Working with Prospective Sponsors

    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Where: 2220 12th Avenue, Regina Open Doors Society, Regina, SK
    Description: Participate in this workshop if you work in the Settlement sector in Regina to learn more about the processes, timelines and working with prospective sponsors. The workshop also includes an overview of the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. Please contract Regina Open Doors Society (RODS) for registration.
  • Preparing for the Private Sponsorship of Refugees

    Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
    Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Church of St John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset West, Ottawa
    Description: Participate in this workshop to learn more about what is expected of refugee sponsors during the sponsorship period; how to effectively plan and prepare for the refugees' arrival; available local settlement services and resources; providing emotional support and how to handle/avoid potential sponsorship breakdown. Please see poster for information on how to register.
  • Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Forum

    Date: April 25, 2015
    Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Where: Bethlehem Retreat Centre 2371 Arbot Road Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9
    Description: The Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society is holding a refugee forum about the sponsorship of Syrian refugees. Speakers include representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, Immigrant Services Society of B.C, and the Ladysmith Refugee Sponsorship Group. Click here for more information or to register.  
  • Introduction to Private Refugee Sponsorship

    Date: April 22, 2015
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Where: MOSAIC Vancouver, 1720 Grant Street, Classroom 1 and 2, 2nd Floor, V5L 2Y7
    Description: This information session is geared towards people who are interested in forming a Group of Five, Settlement Workers or others who assist with Group of Five application forms, and community members who are interested in learning about refugee sponsorship.  


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.