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  • Workshop and Discussion Group: Month 13 Planning

    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
    Where: First Baptist 255 Woolwich Street Guelph ON N1H 3V8
    Description: The Guelph Refugee Sponsorship Forum is hosting a workshop and discussion group on Month 13 Planning for private sponsors.  Sponsors will learn from an RSTP trainer about: •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. Sponsors may attend one of the following workshops/discussion groups: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 PM OR Friday, March 03, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 PM For registration to one of the sessions, please email to guelphrefugeeforum@gmail.com.
  • Month 13 Planning for Private Sponsoring Groups in Toronto

    Date: Tuesday January 17, 2017
    Time: 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
    Description: In this workshop/discussion group, private sponsors will learn about:  when to start preparing newcomers for Month 13 and the role of sponsors during the "transition period", including important tasks to consider the post-sponsorship relationship.  Private sponsors will also be given the opportunity to share their own experiences, challenges, and ideas about Month 13 planning. Private sponsors may attend either one of the workshops/discussion groups on January 10 or January 17. For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-13-planning-workshop-and-discussion-group-tickets-29798459996  
  • Month 13 Planning for Private Sponsoring Groups in Toronto

    Date: Tuesday January 10, 2017
    Time: 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
    Where: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto (Yonge St. & Eglinton Ave)
    Description: In this workshop/discussion group, private sponsors will learn about:  when to start preparing newcomers for Month 13 and the role of sponsors during the "transition period", including important tasks to consider the post-sponsorship relationship.  Private sponsors will also be given the opportunity to share their own experiences, challenges, and ideas about Month 13 planning. Private sponsors may attend either one of the workshops/discussion groups on January 10 or January 17. For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-13-planning-workshop-and-discussion-group-tickets-29798459996
  • RU Lifeline Syria Challenge: RSTP Managing Expectations Workshop

    Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016
    Time: 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm EST
    Where: Ryerson Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St Room 508, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1
    Description:   This RSTP workshop conducted under the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC) Meet & Greet event is intended for private sponsors at all stages, including those who have already had arrivals as well as those still expecting arrivals, and will explore themes related to: Managing expectations: What are sponsors’ and refugees’ expectations of each other, and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict?  Code of ethics for private sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider?  Power imbalance: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees, and how can they be minimized?  For more information about the event, please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ru-lifeline-syria-challenge-rstp-managing-expectations-workshop-tickets-29580894251
  • Toronto Private Sponsor Discussion Group: Sharing Experiences & Lessons Learned

    Date: Monday December 5, 2016
    Time: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EST
    Where: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto (Yonge St & Eglinton Ave)
    Description: RSTP and Toronto Public Library invite all Toronto-based private sponsors to attend an upcoming discussion group to share lessons-learned, challenges, successes, resources, and helpful tips about sponsorship.  Private sponsors may attend one of the sessions either on November 29 or on December 5. Please register by clicking on the following link, as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-sponsor-discussion-group-sharing-experiences-lessons-learned-tickets-29494587104 For more information, please contact Nadine at 416-290-1700, ext. 404 or email: torontorss@rstp.ca.  
  • Managing Expectations in the Context of Refugee Sponsorship and Support

    Date: Saturday December 3, 2016
    Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PST (Coffee and light snacks will be provided)
    Where: Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160 St, Surrey, BC V4N 2X7
    Description: All private sponsors in and around Fraser Valley are invited to attend this training workshop that will cover the following subjects:  Managing expectations: What are sponsors’ and refugees’ expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict?  Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider?  Power imbalance: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees and how can this be minimized?  Preparing for Long-Term: When to start preparing for Month 13? What resources are available to assist with the transition? Interested participants can register here: https://workshopdec3.eventbrite.ca
  • Toronto Private Sponsor Discussion Group: Sharing Experiences & Lessons Learned

    Date: Tuesday November 29, 2016
    Time: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EST
    Where: Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Bloor St W & Runnymede Rd)
    Description: RSTP and Toronto Public Library invite all Toronto-based private sponsors to attend an upcoming discussion group to share lessons-learned, challenges, successes, resources, and helpful tips about sponsorship.  Private sponsors may attend one of the sessions either on November 29 or on December 5.   Please register by clicking on the following link, as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-sponsor-discussion-group-sharing-experiences-lessons-learned-tickets-29494587104 For more information, please contact Nadine at 416-290-1700, ext. 404 or email: torontorss@rstp.ca.
  • Private Sponsorship Workshop: Month 13 Planning

    Date: Saturday November 15, 2016
    Time: 8:30 am EST
    Where: Lambton College Residence & Event Centre, 1485 London Road, Sarnia ON
    Description: The workshop is open to private sponsors in Sarnia ON.  The topics covered would include: when to start preparing newcomers for Month 13, post-sponsorship services and resources that may be available for newcomers, the role of sponsors during the transition period, and the post-sponsorship relationship.  
  • Presentation on Private Refugee Sponsorship Program

    Date: Saturday November 5, 2016
    Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm PDT
    Where: 120 14th Street, North Vancouver BC (North Vancouver City Library)
    Description: Topics covered would include Overview of Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team, Overview of Private Sponsorship Program, Cultural sensitivity in working with refugees, Working with refugees who might have experienced grief or loss, What does it mean to be sponsored by a private group?, Settlement issues and approaches: Best Practices in working with refugees, and Small group discussions and networking. To register: Please contact Saleem Spindari sspindari@mosaicbc.org.
  • Private Refugee Sponsorship: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date: Thursday October 27, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ADT
    Where: Holy Redeemer Parish Centre, 7 Pond Street, Charlottetown PE
    Description: This is a free workshop intended for private sponsors of refugees and the workshop will explore the following topics: •Overview of common settlement challenges and best practices •Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider? •Managing mutual expectations: What are sponsors’ and sponsored newcomers’ expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict? To register: Please email RSTP Atlantic Trainer, Laura Hambleton 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.

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