• Month 13 Planning

    Date: January 12, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. Toronto
    Description: The topics that would be covered in this workshop include When to start preparing newcomers for Month 13; The role of sponsors during the "transition period", including important tasks to consider; and The post-sponsorship relationship.  A representative from Toronto Employment and Social Services will also be in attendance to answer questions that sponsors may have about applying for social assistance (Ontario Works). For more information, please contact Diana Khadem (Lifeline Syria) at
  • Information Session on G5 Sponsorship

    Date: January 11, 2018
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm (CST)
    Where: Welcome Place – 527 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB
    Description: The topics that would be covered in this workshop include What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program; Who Can Sponsor Refugees; Overview of G5 (Eligibility/ Requirement); Who can be sponsored? (Eligibility and Admissibility); Application forms G5; and The Sponsorship Process. For more information, please contact Gelila Hailu (RSTP) at
  • Post Arrival and Settlement Expectations

    Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Room 315 1111-11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program in Calgary would like to invite you to join our free information session about refugee sponsorship settlement expectations where you would learn about: Preparing for & welcoming newcomers; Reviewing “Settlement Responsibilities”; and Identifying issues and challenges. Please register by clicking here: or contact: RSTP Trainer: Anoush Newman at (403) 515-5868 or
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017
    Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm MST
    Where: Menonnite Central Committee, 2946 – 32 Street NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7
    Description: This workshop would help a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor of refugees to learn more about: The application process; Who can be included; and Application forms for sponsors and refugees.  Please register by clicking here:
  • Workshop on Post-Arrival Settlement and Integration Issues

    Date: Saturday December 9, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PST
    Where: MOSAIC Headquarters, 5575 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC
    Description: This free workshop on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees in the Metro Vancouver area will focus on post-arrival sponsorship matters, including: The Role of Sponsors in the Sponsorship Process; Ethical Considerations in Sponsorship; Preparing for the End of Sponsorship: when to start and what to consider?; and Management of expectations. Participants will have an opportunity to network and engage in group discussions of various post-arrival sponsorship situations. Please register by following the link:
  • How to Sponsor Afghan Refugees

    Date: Friday December 08, 2017
    Time: 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EST (Sign-in starts at 6:00 pm)
    Where: Fairview Toronto Public Library, Meeting Room 2, 2nd Floor, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON M2J 4S4
    Description: Attendees in this free workshop will learn how to sponsor Afghan refugees and the topics covered would include: How they can sponsor Afghan refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor; The requirements for refugee sponsorship; What refugee status documents are required to sponsor Afghan refugees; and, The application process.  During the workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss individual refugee sponsorship cases with pro bono lawyers from the Refugee SSP. Refugee SSP is able to assist sponsors for free with completing the refugee sponsorship application forms at their legal clinics.  Space is limited and attendees are kindly requested to register using the following link:
  • Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date: Wednesday December 6, 2017
    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AST
    Where: 167 Boulevard Hébert, Edmundston, NB E3V 4H2
    Description: This free workshop would review the following themes of post-arrival settlement and integration matters: Settlement challenges and best practices - Approaches to plan for the successful settlement support of sponsored newcomers, including preparing for the end of sponsorship; Ethical considerations in sponsorship: Understanding the role of sponsors in the sponsorship-newcomer relationship, and how power balances can be minimized; and Managing expectations: What expectations do sponsors and newcomers have of each other, and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict, and facilitate successful sponsorship and post-sponsorship?  Interprétation française fournie!  Sponsors can register for the workshop by visiting the following link: or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer Laura Hambleton at
  • Basic Information about Refugee Sponsorship

    Date: Tuesday November 28, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST
    Where: Wesley United Church, 65 – 11th Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Z8
    Description: In this workshop session, you would learn how to do the paper work and gather the necessary documents to complete the applications to sponsor your friends and relatives who are “refugees”. Translation into Tigrinya and Amharic as needed. For more information, please contact Helen Smith-McIntyre 306-343-8303 ext. 107 or
  • Introduction to Refugee Sponsorship (in Arabic)

    Date: Monday November 27, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
    Where: Global Gathering Place English Language Centre, 315 25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L4
    Description: For more information, please contact Helen Smith-McIntyre 306-343-8303 ext. 107 or
  • Refugee Sponsorship 101 and Legal Clinic

    Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST
    Where: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1L
    Description: This general information session on private sponsorship and legal clinic in French will cover topics such as Partnership with RSTP, COR, CESOC and SSP; Information session on private sponsorship in French (by RSTP); Francophone settlement services (by CESOC/YMCA); Francophone immigration experts/lawyers to attend and present on other family reunification programs in response to demand (SSP); and Legal clinic (by SSP). For registration, please click:

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.