Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date:Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Time:12:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
    Where:Memorial Park Library, 1221—2 Street SW Meeting Rm # 2, Calgary AB
    Description:This free RSTP information session would cover topics such as:  The application process;  Who can be included;  Application forms;  New IRCC updates; and  Sponsor’s Settlement Support  Responsibilities.  For registration, please click: Refugee Sponsorship or contact our national trainer, Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
    Where:2946 - 32 St. NE, Calgary, AB
    Description:This webinar is for Group of Five or Community Sponsors and topics covered would include: The application process; Who can be included; Application forms; Recent IRCC updates; and Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities. For registration, please click on this link or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Review of updated IRCC forms for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Saturday, June 23, 2018
    Time:3:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society 1111-11 Ave SW (Room 315), Calgary, Alberta
    Description:This webinar would review the updated IRCC refugee sponsorship forms for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. The topics will include: a review of the three main applications for Principal Applicants/Refugees; a review of the updated forms to be completed by sponsors; and a review of the new IRCC regulations and requirements for sponsorship. Please register by clicking on this link or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship and the BVOR Program

    Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society 1111-11 Ave SW (Room 315), Calgary, Alberta
    Description:The RSTP in Calgary  is  inviting you to a free public training session about Private Sponsorship of Refugees and the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. This training session is for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who would like to learn about private sponsorship under the BVOR program. Please review the attached poster and register via this link.
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Training for Front Line Settlement Workers

    Date:Friday, May 4, 2018
    Time:9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT (lunch will be provided)
    Where:Mennonite Central Committee Ontario 203-50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener ON
    Description:In this workshop organised by the RSTP, The Refugee Hub and Reception House Waterloo Region, attendees would gain an overview of the private sponsorship system, an understanding of what it takes to complete a successful sponsorship and an awareness of what services partner agencies offer for private sponsorship of refugee applicants. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/training-and-information-session-for-front-line-workers-in-kitchener-tickets-44915102280.
  • An Evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze UNHCR Representative in Canada

    Date:Thursday, May 3, 2018
    Time:6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
    Where:The Commons (POD 250), Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
    Description:Join us for an informative and inspiring evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the UNHCR Representative in Canada, on the global refugee crises and how Canadians can help by sponsoring refugees through the BVOR program. For registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-jean-nicolas-beuze-the-unhcr-representative-in-canada-tickets-45496327741.
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five

    Date:Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm – 8:00 pm MDT (Sign-in will start at 5:20 pm).
    Where:Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers, 11713 82 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V9
    Description:

    In partnership with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), the RSTP is hosting a free workshop on sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five. Topics covered would include: 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; and which forms need to be completed. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Scott by email at mscott@rstp.ca or by calling (780) 391-3228.


  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Time:5:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW (Rm: 315), Calgary, AB
    Description:This information session is for those interested in sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor. Attendees would learn about:  The application process  Who can be included  Application forms  New IRCC updates  Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugee-sponsorship-group-of-five-and-community-sponsors-tickets-44498795094 or contact RSTP Trainer, Anoush Newman, at 403-515-5868 or mnewman@rstp.ca.
  • Welcome the Stranger: Canada and the global refugee crisis

    Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where:Wu Conference Centre (UNB), 6 Duffie Drive, Kent Auditorium, Fredericton, NB
    Description:In this UNHCR Public Talk hosted by the RSTP, the featured speaker, Jean-Nicolas Beuze (UNHCR’s representative in Canada), would talk about the global refugee crisis and how Canadians can help. Open discussion to follow! Please register via Eventbrite at (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcome-the-stranger-canada-and-the-global-refugee-crisis-tickets-45078095798) or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton at lhambleton@rstp.ca.
  • Welcome the Stranger: Canada and the global refugee crisis

    Date:Monday, April 23, 2018
    Time:6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ADT
    Where:Halifax Central Library (Paul O'Regan Hall) 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9
    Description:In this UNHCR Public Talk hosted by the RSTP, the featured speaker, Jean-Nicolas Beuze (UNHCR’s representative in Canada), would talk about the global refugee crisis and how Canadians can help. Open discussion to follow! Please register via Eventbrite at (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcomethe-stranger-canada-and-the-globalrefugee-crisis-tickets-44984598144) or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton at lhambleton@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.