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  • Private Refugee Sponsorship – Introduction & Updates

    Date: Thursday July 27, 2017
    Time: 5:45 pm EDT (light refreshments provided)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court Suite 401 Toronto, Ontario M1P 4X4
    Description: The RSTP will be hosting a free workshop for new and experienced sponsors that will provide an introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program. Topics covered, will include: Recent changes and updates to the PSR program; Specific requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; The sponsorship process; Which forms need to be completed; and, The One Year Window (OYW), why it is important and how it works. To register, please visit the following link: https://rstpjuly27.eventbrite.ca
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship – Post Arrival

    Date: Wednesday July 26, 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 free session provides sponsors with information on how to prepare for & welcoming newcomers, review settlement responsibilities and identify issues and challenges. Please register by July 24, 2017 via the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/post-arrival-july-26-2017-tickets-35920434988 or by contacting Anoush Newman (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) at mnewman@rstp.ca or (403) 515-5858.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date: Wednesday July 26, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
    Where: Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, 85 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C7
    Description: Join Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in their information session in St Catharines ON. Topics will include: what are G5s and CSs; their requirements for sponsoring; and the application forms they need to use.  For registration, please click on this link.
  • PSR Post-Arrival Settlement and Integration

    Date: Saturday July 22, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ADT
    Where: Saint Ambrose Co-Cathedral Parish Center, Jubilee Room, 65 Green Street, Yarmouth NS (refreshments provided)
    Description: New and experienced sponsors are encouraged to attend a free Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) workshop exploring 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-post-arrival-settlement-and-integration-tickets-35917022782
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship – Group of 5 & Community Sponsor

    Date: Saturday July 22, 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 free 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 July 20, 2017 via the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/group-of-5-and-community-sponsor-july-22-2017-tickets-35920375811 or by contacting Anoush Newman (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) at mnewman@rstp.ca or (403) 515-5858
  • Training Workshop for Settlement Workers – Application Forms

    Date: Friday July 21, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT
    Where: 104 Dawson Road, Unit 102
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), in collaboration with the Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, is hosting a free training workshop that will cover topics including: • Application Process • Who can be sponsored? • Application forms – Sponsors and Refugees • Reviewing forms.  For registration, please click on this link or contact RSTP trainer, Said Nixon Bangura at 416-290-1700 Ext. 412 or sbangura@rstp.ca.
  • Family Reunification – How to Sponsor Refugees Info Session (in Arabic & English)

    Date: Wednesday July 5, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm EDT
    Where: Whitby Central Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON L1N 6A1
    Description: This session will cover: Family reunification through refugee sponsorship; Who can be sponsored? What is proof of refugee status? Who can sponsor? Steps in the sponsorship process and One Year Window applications. For registration, please call Ana Fabroa 905-420-3607 or email afabroa@unemployedhelp.on.ca before June 28, 2017
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Group of Five & Community Sponsor

    Date: Tuesday June 27, 2017
    Time: 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm MDT
    Where: Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, 2946 32 St NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7
    Description: This free 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 Please register by June 16 via the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/group-of-5-sponsorship-training-session-by-rstp-tickets-34987898747 or by contacting the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program at mnewman@rstp.ca - (403) 515-5858.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship

    Date: Saturday June 24, 2017
    Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm MDT
    Where: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 315 - 1111 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
    Description: This free 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 June 16 via the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/group-of-5-sponsorship-training-session-by-rstp-tickets-34921176178 or by contacting the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program at: mnewman@rstp.ca - (403) 515-5858.
  • Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: St. Thomas University, 825 Montgomery St in the Brian Mulroney Hall (Room 103), Fredericton NB
    Description: This free workshop is designed for experienced sponsors, sponsors new to private refugee sponsorship, sponsors waiting for the arrival of the family they have sponsored and sponsors nearing the end of their sponsorship period are invited to attend. The workshop will discuss the following themes of settlement and integration support: Settlement challenges and best practices: What are some approaches and tools to plan for the successful settlement support of sponsored newcomers? Ethical practices for sponsoring groups: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and newcomers, and how can this 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? (Refreshments will be provided) Sponsors can register for the workshop by visiting the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-refugee-sponsorship-supporting-settlement-and-integration-registration-34658925780  


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.