Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Workshop with IRCC on How to Prepare and Submit an Application as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor

    Date:Monday, December 10, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Where:Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0B2
    Description:The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting a workshop in Ottawa for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor. Attendees would learn about: • How to complete the new application forms released on May 01, 2018; • The new requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors that came into effect on May 01, 2018; • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; • IRCC’s post-arrival financial and settlement support standards for PSR applications; and, • IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications. Attendees would also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the new forms and requirements. However, IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) or Migration Offices abroad. Sign-in will begin at 5:00 pm and the workshop will start at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. As space is limited, all attendees are required to register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/immigration-refugees-and-citizenship-canadaircc-session-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsor-tickets-52552537053.
  • Overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    Time:4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Where:Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4.
    Description:This monthly RSTP information session provides an overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) in Canada. In this session, the following topics would be covered: Who can be sponsored to come to Canada?; Who can sponsor?; PSR process; PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees; and Q & A. Please note that individual cases will not be discussed during the session but you are most welcome to connect to have your application discussed in a one-on-one session afterwards.  For registration, please click here or contact: Inas Hamid (RSTP Ontario Trainer) at: tel: 905.273.4140 ext. 6239 or email: ihamid@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship Program (in English & Amharic)

    Date:Friday, November 30, 2018
    Time:6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
    Where:Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5
    Description:Do you have questions about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program? Would you like to know more about Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, as well as what forms to fill and who can help you with this process? If you have answered “yes” to those questions, then please register for this session here! This session will be delivered by RSTP in both Amharic & English.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship & Free Legal Clinic (in English & Tigrinya)

    Date:Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Where:Hintonburg Community Centre, Basement Room #1, 1064 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5
    Description:Do you have questions about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program? Would you like to know more about Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, as well as what forms to fill and who can help you with this process? If you have answered “yes” to those questions, then please register for this session! This session will be followed by a free legal clinic and will be delivered in English and Tigrinya. Please register for the event by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2B6i6Kt
  • Emotional Fatigue and Self-Care for Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
    Where:Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4.
    Description:In this RSTP workshop, attendees would learn about: emotional fatigue and why self-care is so essential to deal with emotional exhaustion; stressors and strategies to reduce stress in day to day life; relaxation and healthy coping skills through mindfulness exercises; and self-care tips and activities presented through fun activities and audio- visual materials. The workshop will be facilitated in coordination with the CCS Peel Mental Health Counsellor who has a long experience counselling clients on dealing with stress, emotional fatigue and attachment and maintaining self-care and well-being.  For registration, simply click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/emotional-fatigue-and-self-care-for-sponsors-tickets-52102897168
  • Settlement of Privately Sponsored Refugees: Arrival and the First Year

    Date:Monday, November 26, 2018
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
    Where:Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - 11713 82 Street, (Room 2-4), Edmonton, AB
    Description:In this free information session on the settlement of privately sponsored refugees in the first year by RSTP, the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), participants would learn about: • Settlement resources and services;• Sponsor roles and responsibilities;• Working with a settlement agency to support newcomer settlement; and• The settlement journey and best practices for arrival and the first year. Advance registration is required. To register, please click: https://nov-26-settlement.eventbrite.com. For further information, please see the attached poster or contact Melissa Scott at mscott@rstp.ca.
  • Groups of Five & Community Sponsors: Review of Requirements and Forms

    Date:Saturday, November 24, 2018
    Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW, Room: 315, Calgary AB
    Description:In this RSTP workshop, attendees would learn about the Group of Five and Community Sponsorship application process and how to fill out the required forms. Topics covered in the session include:  How to sponsor, who can be sponsored and the new regulations;  Review of required forms; and  How to calculate Sponsorship Costs based on family size. Please register by clicking here: G 5 / CS process and Forms or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program and Community Sponsorship

    Date:Thursday, November 22, 2018
    Time:5:35 PM - 8:35 PM MST
    Where:Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - 11713 82 Street, (Room 2-4), Edmonton, AB
    Description:In this training session by RSTP in collaboration with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomer (EMCN), participants would learn about Canada's PSR Program, refugee resettlement programs and the options available to sponsor refugees privately, focusing on Community Sponsorship. Advance registration is required. To register, please contact Sara Assad (EMCN) at sassad@emcn.ab.ca or 780-278-0100.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship & Free Legal Clinic

    Date:Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
    Where:182 Sydenham Street, Kingston, ON K7K 3M2
    Description:Are you interested in Private Sponsorship? Would you like to know more about the program and the resources available for refugee sponsorship process? Well, Refugee Sponsorship Training Program and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, are collaborating to deliver an introductory session on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program followed by a free legal clinic. The session will be held at KEYS, 182 Sydenham Street, Kingston, ON. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-private-sponsorship-free-legal-clinic-tickets-52411432004
  • Information Session on Requirements of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

    Date:Saturday, November 10, 2018
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
    Where:5575 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
    Description:The RSTP Vancouver office in collaboration with the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program  are holding this free clinic to meet with a local lawyer who can: Provide legal information about the requirements of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program; and Help fill out or review your sponsorship forms.  Please register in advance by sending email (include information about the type of assistance you are seeking for) to: rsspvancouver@gmail.com.


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.