Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Private Refugee Sponsorship Program

    Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    Where:700 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1
    Description:In this information session organised by Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC), the RSTP Ottawa Trainer will speak to newcomers who are interested in the private sponsorship of refugees. Topics discussed would include: 1. What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program; 2. How to become a Sponsor?; 3. Who can be sponsored?; 4. Sponsorship Responsibilities; and 5. Sponsorship Resources. For more information, please contact: Mr Hanadi Alashi, Settlement Counsellor, (OCCSC) and Services for Syrian Refugees Program (SSRP) at 613-731-0103 or hanadi.alashi@occsc.org.
  • Post-Arrival Commitments for Sponsors

    Date:Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
    Where:Regina Open Door Society, 4th Floor, 2220—12th Avenue, Regina SK
    Description:Participants in this RSTP workshop would learn about sponsor responsibilities once refugees arrive as well as recent program changes regarding post-arrival commitments including management & exchange of money and what qualifies for in-kind deductions.
  • Application Completion Support/ Crucial Mistakes to Avoid

    Date:Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
    Where:Regina Open Door Society, 4th Floor, 2220—12th Avenue, Regina SK
    Description:This RSTP workshop aims at training volunteers to support those completing sponsorship applications as well as those seeking guidance for their own/existing applications.
  • Application Completion Support/ Crucial Mistakes to Avoid

    Date:Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
    Where:Regina Open Door Society, 4th Floor, 2220—12th Avenue, Regina SK
    Description:This RSTP workshop aims at training volunteers to support those completing sponsorship applications as well as those seeking guidance for their own/existing applications.
  • How to Become a Sponsorship Agreement Holder

    Date:Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
    Where:Regina Open Door Society, 4th Floor, 2220—12th Avenue, Regina SK
    Description:This RSTP workshop would provide information for incorporated/registered organizations that are interested in forming an ongoing agreement with the Canadian Government to sponsor refugees to Canada.
  • Preparing Application Forms to Sponsor Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date:Monday, December 17, 2018
    Time:12:00 PM - 1:45 PM MST
    Where:Catholic Social Services - 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description:In this RSTP workshop, participants would receive step-by-step guidance on how to fill out the new (May 2018) Group of Five forms. they would also learn how to: Fill out all sponsor forms for a Group of Five question by question, including the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan, Sponsor Assessment and Financial Profile forms;Review the new (May 2018) Sponsorship Cost Table and In-Kind Deduction Table, learning how to use them to determine a budget for the sponsorship;Fill out the budget section of the forms;Review aspects of settlement planning that should be reflected in the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan; and Identify all documents that should be submitted by the sponsors. Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please click: https://dec-17-forms.eventbrite.com. For further information, please contact Melissa Scott at mscott@rstp.ca. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop computer to the workshop to work on their forms throughout the session (not required).
  • Training Session: Introduction to Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date:Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm to 8:00 pm MST
    Where:Catholic Social Services - 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description:This RSTP training session is intended to introduce newcomers to  sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five. Advance registration is required. Please email Tolonbek Karpekov (CSS) in order to register at tolonbek.karpekov@cssalberta.ca. For further information, please contact me at mscott@rstp.ca.
  • 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.
  • Atelier avec IRCC Pour les Groupes de Cinq et les Répondants Communautaires

    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:Le Programme de Formation sur le Parrainage de Réfugiés (PFPR) et Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) organisent un atelier à Ottawa pour les personnes intéressées à faire des demandes de parrainage sous le Programme de Parrainage Prive pour le Refugies comme Groupe de Cinq ou Répondant Communautaire. Si vous souhaitez y assister, inscrivez-vous maintenant! Veuillez noter que IRCC ne répondra pas aux questions sur les demandes de parrainage prive en cours de traitement ou ayant été refusées par le Centre d'Opérations de réinstallation - Ottawa (ROC-O) ou les bureaux de migration à l'étranger. Inscrivez-vous à l'événement en cliquant ici: https://bit.ly/2RZYdur.
  • 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.


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.