Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five and a Community Sponsor

    Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, 1677 Snyders Rd. East, Kitchener, ON
    Description: The topics to be covered would include: the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program; Who Can Sponsor Refugees; Overview of G5 (Eligibility/ Requirement); Overview of CS (Eligibility/ Requirement); Who can be sponsored? (Eligibility and Admissibility); Application forms G5; Application Forms CS; and The Sponsorship Process. For more information, please contact Said Bangura (RSTP) at sbangura@rstp.ca.
  • Overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Guelph Immigrant Services 104 Dawson Rd, Guelph, ON
    Description: The topics covered in this workshop would include: the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program; Who Can Sponsor Refugees; Overview of G5 (Eligibility/ Requirement); Overview of CS (Eligibility/ Requirement); Who can be sponsored? (Eligibility and Admissibility); Application forms G5; Application Forms CS; and The Sponsorship Process. For more information, please contact Said Bangura (RSTP) at sbangura@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Time: 6 pm – 8 pm (MST)
    Where: Catholic Social Services, 8212 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description: In the training session, 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; -Which forms need to be completed; and -The One Year Window (OYW), why it is important and how it works. For more information, please contact Melissa Scott (RSTP) at mscott@rstp.ca.
  • Meeting for the Saskatoon Refugee Coalition

    Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Time: 4:00 pm (CST)
    Where: Frances Morrison Library, 311 - 23rd Street E., Saskatoon, SK
    Description: For more information, please contact Helen Smith-McIntyre at hsmithmcintyre@rstp.ca.
  • Meeting for Saskatchewan SAHs, CGs and Co-Sponsors

    Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Time: 2:30 pm (CST)
    Where: Frances Morrison Library, 311 - 23rd Street E., Saskatoon, SK
    Description: For more information, please contact: Helen Smith-McIntyre at hsmithmcintyre@rstp.ca.
  • Plight of Refugees and Refugee Sponsorship Programs in Canada

    Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
    Time: 11 am – 1 pm (CST)
    Where: St Joachim Church - 101 Principale street, La Broquerie, MB
    Description: This workshop would cover topics including: The global refugee crisis; Canada’s refugee sponsorship programs; The history of refugee sponsorship in Canada; What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program and the BVOR program; Who can sponsor refugees?; and Who can be sponsored? (Eligibility and Admissibility). For more information, please contact Gelila Hailu (RSTP) at ghailu@rstp.ca.
  • Month 13 Planning

    Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. Toronto
    Description: The topics that would be covered in this workshop include When to start preparing newcomers for Month 13; The role of sponsors during the "transition period", including important tasks to consider; and The post-sponsorship relationship.  A representative from Toronto Employment and Social Services will also be in attendance to answer questions that sponsors may have about applying for social assistance (Ontario Works). For more information, please contact Diana Khadem (Lifeline Syria) at info@lifelinesyria.ca.
  • Information Session on G5 Sponsorship

    Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm (CST)
    Where: Welcome Place – 527 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB
    Description: The topics that would be covered in this workshop include What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program; Who Can Sponsor Refugees; Overview of G5 (Eligibility/ Requirement); Who can be sponsored? (Eligibility and Admissibility); Application forms G5; and The Sponsorship Process. For more information, please contact Gelila Hailu (RSTP) at ghailu@rstp.ca.
  • Post Arrival and Settlement Expectations

    Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Room 315 1111-11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program in Calgary would like to invite you to join our free information session about refugee sponsorship settlement expectations where you would learn about: Preparing for & welcoming newcomers; Reviewing “Settlement Responsibilities”; and Identifying issues and challenges. Please register by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/post-arrival-and-settlement-expectations-tickets-41115215717 or contact: RSTP Trainer: Anoush Newman at (403) 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm MST
    Where: Menonnite Central Committee, 2946 – 32 Street NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7
    Description: This workshop would help a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor of refugees to learn more about: The application process; Who can be included; and Application forms for sponsors and refugees.  Please register by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugee-private-sponsorship-group-of-five-and-community-sponsors-tickets-40889740314.


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.