Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date:Wednesday, November 7, 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.
  • Learning Forum for Private Sponsors

    Date:Sunday, November 4, 2018
    Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm EST
    Where:University of Ottawa - Faculty of Social Sciences Building (4th Floor), 120 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
    Description:RSTP will be participating in an all-day Learning Forum organized in collaboration with Refugee 613 and Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees (COR) in Ottawa.  There will be sessions on Expectations vs. Reality; Cross-cultural Communication; Trauma and Mental Wellness and an opportunity to network with other sponsors. Participants will leave with the essential tools for navigating through the sponsorship process and ensuring a positive settlement experience.  For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/learning-forum-for-private-sponsors-tickets-51223914106.  
  • Settlement workshop for BVOR sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Time:6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ADT
    Where:Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, classroom #18, 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
    Description:The RSTP is offering a workshop for Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) sponsors. Several regional SAH representatives will be in attendance to present information on how financial support will be provided for their CGs.  This workshop is for BVOR sponsors to learn and discuss the following: Preparing for and welcoming newcomers; Reviewing settlement roles and responsibilities; Local settlement and community resources; and Identifying issues and challenges.  For registration, please contact Laura Hambleton (RSTP Atlantic Trainer) by email: Lhambleton@rstp.ca or by phone: 902-406-8736.
  • Settlement workshop for family-linked sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Time:6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ADT
    Where:Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, classroom #18, 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
    Description:The RSTP and the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) are jointly offering a workshop for sponsors who have sponsored family members through the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program.  This session is for family-linked sponsors to review and discuss the following: Roles and expectations of Sponsors, Newcomers and Settlement organizations; Support with challenges, such as PR cards, GST, and housing applications; and How to help your family access services. For registration, please contact: Laura Hambleton (RSTP Atlantic Trainer) by email: Lhambleton@rstp.ca or by phone: 902-406-8736.
  • How to complete PSR Forms: Groups of Five & Community Sponsors

    Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
    Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW (Room 315), Calgary AB
    Description:In this RSTP information session, attendees would learn how to complete forms for Group of Five and Community Sponsors applications. Our information session will include:  How to complete the Sponsorship Undertaking & Settlement Plan, Financial Profile, and Sponsor Assessment;  How to calculate the Sponsorship Costs based on family size; and  Updates from IRCC about new financial requirements. For registration, please click: Refugee Sponsorship Forms or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date:Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
    Where:2946 - 32 St. NE, Calgary AB
    Description:This RSTP information session is for prospective sponsors of refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor.  Attendees would learn about:  The application process;  Who is eligible and who can be included;  Mistakes to avoid;  New IRCC Sponsorship Costs; and  Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities.  For registration, please click: Please register by clicking here: Refugee Sponsorship or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • All About Forms: Preparing Application Forms to Sponsor Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date:Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Time:12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MDT
    Where:Catholic Social Services (CSS) - Meeting Room 228, 8212—118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B OS3
    Description:In this RSTP training session, participants would receive step-by-step guidance on how to fill out the new (May 2018) Group of Five forms. They would learn how to: Fill out all Sponsor forms for the Group of Five, including the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan, Sponsor Assessment and Financial Profile; and Identify all additional documents that must be submitted by sponsors. Please register by clicking here: https://oct17forms.eventbrite.com or contact: Melissa Scott, RSTP Northern Alberta, at tel: 780-391-3228 or email: mscott@rstp.ca.
  • Family Reunification through Private Sponsorship of Refugees

    Date:Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Where:Trinity United Church, Friendship Hall, 20 FIRST AVE, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1M4
    Description:This free RSTP workshop would cover: -IRCC definition of the family; -Adult children; -De facto dependants ; and -One Year Window of Opportunity Provision (OYW).  For more information, please contact: Inas Hamid (Ontario RSTP Trainer) by phone at 905.273.4140 ext. 6239 or email at ihamid@rstp.ca.
  • Group of 5 Sponsorship Session

    Date:Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT
    Where:8212-118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5B 0S3
    Description:Topics covered in this RSTP information session would include: recent changes and updates to PSR program; eligibility and admissibility requirements; sponsorship process; specific requirements of G5; how to identify acceptable proof of refugee status; and which forms need to be completed. For registration, please contact Tolonbek at (780)391-3326 or tolonbek.karpekov@cssalberta.
  • Overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date:Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    Time:4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
    Where:Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description:In this RSTP information session in Mississauga ON, attendees would learn about:  Who can be sponsored to come to Canada?  Who can sponsor?  PSR process  PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees. For registration, please contact: Inas Hamid (RSTP Ontario Trainer) at: tel: 905.273.4140 ext. 6239 or email: ihamid@rstp.ca.


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.