Date: Wednesday December 6, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AST Where: 167 Boulevard Hébert, Edmundston, NB E3V 4H2 Description: This free workshop would review 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; and 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 post-sponsorship? Interprétation française fournie! Sponsors can register for the workshop by visiting the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugee-sponsorship-workshop-supporting-settlement-and-integration-tickets-39777983018or by emailing RSTP Atlantic Trainer Laura Hambleton email@example.com.
Refugee Sponsorship 101 and Legal Clinic
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST Where: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1L Description: This general information session on private sponsorship and legal clinic in French will cover topics such as Partnership with RSTP, COR, CESOC and SSP; Information session on private sponsorship in French (by RSTP); Francophone settlement services (by CESOC/YMCA); Francophone immigration experts/lawyers to attend and present on other family reunification programs in response to demand (SSP); and Legal clinic (by SSP). For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/parrainage-prive-de-refugies-101-clinique-juridique-tickets-39663599895?aff=es2.
Transitioning to Month 13 and « Post-Sponsorship »: Workshop and Discussion
Date: Tuesday October 17, 2017 Time: 12:15-2:30 (Month 13 Workshop) & 2:30-3:30 (Reception for RULSC and York based refugee sponsors, including its local WUSC committees) Where: Room 519, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower York University Keele Campus, Toronto (http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/ ) Description: York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (www.yorku.ca/refugees) are hosting a workshop by the RSTP on Month 13 Planning for private sponsors and the interested public. Sponsors and attendees will learn about: the post-sponsorship relationship and the dynamics of this relationship; when sponsors need to start preparing newcomers for Month 13; and the role of sponsors during the "transition period," including important tasks to consider. Refugee sponsors from the wider community as well as at York community members and interested students are warmly invited to attend. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Jf62xWPu8uiBTLH62.