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  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Group of Five & Community Sponsors

    Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Central Library, 5th Floor - 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2
    Description: This workshop is for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who wish to form a Group of Five or submit an application as a Community Sponsor. Please register by October 05, 2017 via the link to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/refugee-sponsorship-training-program-15220447515 or by contacting the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program at mnewman@rstp.ca or Tel: (403) 515-5868.
  • Sponsors’ Responsibilities and Refugees’ Rights in Private Refugee Sponsorship Context

    Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT (Light refreshments will be provided)
    Where: Deer Park Public Library 40 St. Clair Ave E. Toronto, ON M4T 1M9
    Description: In this free information & training session, you will to learn about:  The responsibilities of groups engaged in private refugee sponsorship  The rights of privately sponsored refugees  Possible areas of disputes To join the session , please register by clicking on this link or simply just dropped by the location indicated above. For questions, please contact our RSTP Trainer, Inas Hamid, at 416-290-1700 Ext. 408 or ihamid@rstp.ca.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Group of Five & Community Sponsors

    Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Central Library, Basement - 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2
    Description: This free information session is for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who wish to form a Group of Five or submit an application as a Community Sponsor.  Please register by September 14, 2017 via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-refugee-sponsorship-training-group-of-5-and-community-sponsors-tickets-37432466515 or by contacting Anoush Newman (RSTP Trainer) at mnewman@rstp.ca  or (403) 515-5868.
  • Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT (refreshments provided)
    Where: Maggie's Place (upstairs boardroom), 1027 Prince Street, Truro, NS B2N 1H7
    Description:   This free Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) workshop is for new and experienced sponsors to explore 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; 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 Programs and support available to sponsored newcomers throughout the sponsorship, including Month 13.  Sponsors can register for the workshop by visiting the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-refugee-sponsorship-supporting-settlement-and-integration-tickets-36897130310
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five – Overview, Requirements and Forms

    Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
    Time: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
    Description: The workshop will provide an in-depth look into sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five. 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.  Sign-in will start from 5:45 pm and workshop will start at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For registration, please click here.
  • RSTP/SSP Information Session and Clinic for Refugee Newcomers and Sponsors

    Date: Thursday September 7, 2017
    Time: 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm EDT
    Where: 2nd floor, Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (Refugee SSP) is hosting a free information session for sponsors and newly arrived refugees who will learn about: The requirements for refugee sponsorship; The refugee sponsorship application process; and, Other potential immigration streams available to newly arrived refugees to bring their family and friends to Canada. The session will be conducted in English, and attendees will have the opportunity to consult with pro bono lawyers from the Refugee SSP during the session. Sign-in will start from 6:15 pm and the session will start at 6.30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited; attendees are kindly requested to register using the following link: https://rstprsspinfosessionseptember72017.eventbrite.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Wednesday August 30th, 2017
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description: This information session is for interested parties who would  like to sponsor refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor but do not know the process  nor how to complete forms?  You would learn about: Application Process; Who can be included; Application Forms - Sponsors/Refugees; and Review Forms.  
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Managing Expectations

    Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017
    Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Central Library - Basement - 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2
    Description: In this free workshop by RSTP, you will be provided with an overview of: Settlement responsibilities; Challenges; and Effective strategies to enhance integration.  Please register by August 21, 2017 via the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/refugee-sponsorship-training-program-rstp-14508737174 or by contacting our trainer, Anoush Newman, by email at mnewman@rstp.ca or by telephone at (403) 515-5868.
  • Refugess Sponsorship: Community Sponsors

    Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm EDT
    Where: Toronto Public Library - Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 5P2
    Description: This free RSTP workshop will provide new and experienced sponsors an in-depth look into sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Community Sponsor.  Topics covered will include: the specific requirements for Community Sponsors sponsoring under the PSR program; eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored by Community Sponsors; the sponsorship process; which forms need to be completed; how to complete the forms; and, a step-by-step guide for Community Sponsors on how to prepare and submit a complete and successful application package. Sign-in will start from 6.00pm and the workshop will start at 6.15pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP using the following link: https://rstptorontoaug23.eventbrite.ca.
  • Sponsorship, Refugee Settlement Services and the Resettlement of Yazidi Refugees in London, ON

    Date: Saturday August 19th, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT (Registration starts at 10:30 am)
    Where: Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC), 505 Dundas St, London, ON N6B 1W4
    Description: The RSTP and London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) are conducting this session that will be open to potential and active private refugee sponsoring groups and will include the topics below: Private Sponsorship Of Refugee (PSR) Program – Requirements and Process; Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program; Resettlement of Yazidi Refugees under the Joint Assistant Sponsorship Program; and Settlement and Post Arrival Support.  The session will be followed by panel discussion.  For more information Contact : (RSTP) Paratoo Aznavehzadeh at Paznavehzadeh@rstp.ca; Inas Hamid at ihamid@rstp.ca and (CCLC) Jennifer Sandu at jsandu@lcclc.org; Dalia Elbargisy at DElbargisy@lcclc.org.  For registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsorship-refugee-settlement-services-and-the-resettlement-of-yazidi-refugees-in-london-on-tickets-36751883874.


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.