Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Welcome the Stranger: Canada and the global refugee crisis

    Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ADT
    Where: Halifax Central Library (Paul O'Regan Hall) 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
    Description: In this UNHCR Public Talk hosted by the RSTP, the featured speaker, Jean-Nicolas Beuze (UNHCR’s representative in Canada), would talk about the global refugee crisis and how Canadians can help. Open discussion to follow! Please register via Eventbrite at (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcomethe-stranger-canada-and-the-globalrefugee-crisis-tickets-44984598144) or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton at lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees and Group of Five

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
    Where: GPCN Boardroom, Suite 505 10014-99 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V3N4 (Nordic Court Building)
    Description: In this cost-free information session by the RSTP and Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers, you would understand the requirements and process to sponsor a refugee. For registration, please call Rachel at 780-538-4452 or Fofo at 780-538-4452.
  • How to Sponsor Your Refugee Family to Canada

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am -12:30 pm EDT
    Where: Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4
    Description: In this information session on private sponsorship of refugees program by RSTP and CICS, attendees would learn about: Eligibility of sponsors and sponsored applications; Sponsorship process and application tips; and Financial and settlement commitments. For registration, please call Raheeq Khalil at 647-999-6320.
  • Refugee Mental Health: Addressing Common Trends

    Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW (Rm # 315), Calgary, AB
    Description: This public workshop will explore the topics of: what is mental health how mental health affects people in general common mental health concerns for refugees how a sponsor can support a refugee affected by mental health. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugee-mental-healthaddressing-common-trends-tickets-44498117066 or contact our RSTP Alberta Trainer, Anoush Newman, at 403-515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Information Session on Community Sponsorship

    Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (Sign-in will start from 4:45 pm)
    Where: Cambridge Community Church 73 Pollock Ave, Cambridge, ON N1R 2B4
    Description: In this RSTP information session, attendees would learn about: Community Sponsorship; Who can be sponsored; Eligibility and Admissibility; Requirement for Community Sponsorship; New Application Forms; Financial Requirement and Assessment; and Sponsorship Process. Attendees would also have the opportunity to ask questions on how their Church/community can get involved in the private sponsorship of refugees. Please register for the event by clicking HERE or email Said Bangura at: sbangura@rstp.ca.
  • 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 Assessment

    Date: 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 Refugees

    Date: Saturday, March 17, 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 Five

    Date: 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 tolonbek.karpekov@cssalberta.ca.
  • Information Session and Legal Clinic on Privately Sponsoring Refugees

    Date: 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.


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.