Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Presentation on Private Refugee Sponsorship Program

    Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
    Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm PDT
    Where: 120 14th Street, North Vancouver BC (North Vancouver City Library)
    Description: Topics covered would include Overview of Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team, Overview of Private Sponsorship Program, Cultural sensitivity in working with refugees, Working with refugees who might have experienced grief or loss, What does it mean to be sponsored by a private group?, Settlement issues and approaches: Best Practices in working with refugees, and Small group discussions and networking. To register: Please contact Saleem Spindari sspindari@mosaicbc.org.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: Holy Redeemer Parish Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown PE
    Description: This is a free workshop intended for private sponsors of refugees and the workshop will explore the following topics: •Overview of common settlement challenges and best practices •Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider? •Managing mutual expectations: What are sponsors’ and sponsored newcomers’ expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict? To register: Please email RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Groups of Five & Community Sponsors

    Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Time: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm EDT (Sign-in and light refreshments from 5.30 pm)
    Where: Ottawa Main Library, Room B125, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5M2
    Description: This workshop is for new and experienced sponsors will cover recent changes to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program; eligibility and admissibility; specific requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; the sponsorship process; and, guidance and tips for completing application forms.   Registration: http://rstpoct26.eventbrite.ca
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship as a Group of Five or Community Sponsors

    Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: Holy Redeemer Parish Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown PE
    Description: This is a free information session for community members interested in exploring a Group of Five or Community Sponsorship. Join us and learn about the requirements for group members, eligibility criteria for sponsored applicants, the sponsorship process, and application tips! To register: Please email RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Family Reunification and Group of Five

    Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: Holy Redeemer Parish Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown PE
    Description: This is a free information session for newcomers interested in exploring the option of bringing their family members to Canada through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program. Join us and learn about family reunification options; eligibility requirements for Group of Five refugee sponsors and sponsored applicants; the Group of Five sponsorship process, and application tips! To register: Please email RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Managing Expectations & Sponsorship Ethics

    Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Time: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm EDT (Sign-in and light refreshments from 5.30 pm)
    Where: OCISO, 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2X5
    Description: This workshop is for new and experienced sponsors will explore various themes, including: how expectations can be managed to avoid potential conflict and facilitate a successful sponsorship; ethical practices for sponsoring groups; and, how to minimize power imbalance within the sponsor-refugee relationship.   Registration: http://rstpoct25.eventbrite.ca
  • Private Sponsorship Workshop

    Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    Time: 4:30 pm EDT
    Where: 28 Division Street – Cobourg, ON – Trinity United Church
    Description: The workshop is open to private sponsors in Coburg ON and will cover topics on Managing Expectations and Application Forms.
  • Private Sponsorship Workshop

    Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    Time: 1:30 pm EDT
    Where: 150 North Christina Street - Lambton Shared Services Centre - Training Room #2-3, Sarnia ON
    Description: The workshop is open to private sponsors in Sarnia ON and will cover topics on Managing Expectation and Sponsorship Ethics.
  • Information Session on Private Refugee Sponsorship

    Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: ISANS, Classroom #10 (6960 Mumford rd, Suite 2120, Halifax NS
    Description: RSTP and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) are hosting a free workshop on supporting settlement and managing expectations for refugee sponsors Topics covered: • Roles and responsibilities of sponsors • Ethical sponsorship and empowerment • Settlement tasks, tips, and available local resources • Managing expectations Interested sponsors can please register by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton, at lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Managing Expectations & Ethics in Refugee Sponsorship

    Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Time: 2:30 pm—5:00 pm EDT
    Where: Room 519, Kaneff Tower, York U Keele Campus, Toronto ON
    Description: The workshop will explore various themes, including: Managing mutual expectations and avoiding potential conflicts; Code of ethics and ethical practices for sponsoring groups; and Working to minimize power imbalances. York event contact: John Carlaw, carlaw@yorku.ca RSTP contact: Nadine Nasir, torontorss@rstp.ca, Tel: 416-290-1700 ext 404


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.