Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Webinars

  • Webinar for Constituent Groups and Co-Sponsors of SAHs

    Date:Saturday, June 25, 2022
    Time:1:00-4:00 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Please note: this monthly webinar is strictly for Constituent Groups (CG) and Co-Sponsors of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs).

    This session will provide an orientation on the responsibilities of CGs and co-sponsors when working with SAHs to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

    The following topics will be discussed and examined during the workshop: the relationship between CGs, co-sponsors and SAHs; the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees sponsored under the PSR program on arrival based on the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates and how to use the Minimum Financial Support Calculator; situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada; an overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities; and, an overview of IRCC’s post-arrival assurance activities.

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodOirpj0uEtJJ7D0zIke6n5TiEuiwTAl3

  • Info Session – Becoming a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

    Date:Monday, June 20, 2022
    Time:9 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Webinar participants will receive information on the eligibility requirements and application process to become a SAH, as well as how to be added to the mandatory training course, and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    If your organization intends to apply to become a SAH in 2022, please complete the online Organization Pre-assessment Form | Formulaire de pré-évaluation des organisations

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud–prDopGddWkH5YeZTfqAzyksxCoSKg

     

  • L’emploi et le parrainage de réfugiés : Séance d’information avec la Société économique de l’Ontario (SÉO)

    Date:Thursday, June 9, 2022
    Time:18 h 30 à 19 h 30 (HAE)
    Where: En virtuel

    THIS WEBINAR WILL TAKE PLACE IN FRENCH. For more information about our French-language webinars, please follow this link : https://www.rstp.ca/fr/formation/webinaires/

  • Conflict Resolution Training for SAH’s & PSR Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    The Neighborhood Group (TNGCommunity Services, in collaboration with RSTP, is excited to announce that it is leading an IRCC-funded project to provide conflict resolution training and coaching to refugee sponsors.

     The project intends to train sponsors to manage complex issues and conflicts as well as receive immediate support, mediation and coaching from trained mediators, with the overall aim of reducing sponsorship breakdowns.

    Please see this flyer for details of the upcoming two-part training sessions. The first part will cover the following main topics, Cultural Consideration, Managing Bias in conflict, Conflict Sources, Conflict De-escalation, Active Listing and Setting Boundaries and the second part will involve interactive role plays.

     The sessions will be repeated throughout the year.

     To learn more about the project, please contact Rola Mustafa at TNG Community Services at: refugeesponsor@tngcs.

    REGISTRATION LINKS: Please click on the respective dates on the poster here to find the corresponding registration links.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are registered and are not able to attend, please let paznavezadeh@rstp.ca know at least a day in advance, as we will need to reassign roles within the groups. We are pre-assigning roles to each participant. One absence will dramatically impact the session.

  • Overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program (in Tigrinya)

    Date:Friday, May 20, 2022
    Time:10:00 - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    RSTP, in collaboration with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington is hosting a webinar in Tigrinya on the overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program and we invite you to join us.  (Please note, this webinar is not in English)

    During this virtual webinar, RSTP Trainer Dawit Demoz will cover the following topics: 

    1. An overview of the sponsorship process

    2. Eligibility and requirements­

    3. Filling the forms

    Please register by Tuesday May 17th.

    Registration Link:  https://is-gw.ca/event/refugee-sponsorship-training-6/
    Event Poster:  Workshop-RSTP-May2022

     

  • Post-Arrival Support: Mental Health & Well Being

    Date:Friday, May 20, 2022
    Time:2:00 - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Join our Edmonton Information Session!

    Learn about:

    >What resources are available for mental health/Well being
    >What services and programs are offered and how to access them

    Registration Link (Zoom): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodOupqTguGdThGr4q8UhM1GBJfU9B8NQl

     
    Contact RSTP Trainer, Bethlehem Embaye for more information
    Tel: 780.851.9133 E-mail: bembaye@rstp.ca

     

  • BVOR Special Info Series – Intercultural Communication Between Sponsors and Newcomers

    Date:Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    Time:3:00-4:30 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual


    This webinar is ideal for new sponsors, current sponsors and any volunteers looking to welcome newcomers whom they have not yet met, to Canada.

    During this free introductory inter-cultural communication, conflict prevention and resolution webinar, participants will learn about some common causes for misunderstanding and miscommunication between sponsors and newcomers. Accredited mediator, Rola Mustafa of TNG Community Services, will share with us about some tools, techniques and resources available in navigating cultural and language barriers to ensure that everyone understands each other and that common communication pitfalls are avoided.

    Early registration is encouraged: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkfu6srjguH9SGs2_NfxF1ceLvDQLdQDl8

    Event Poster: https://www.rstp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ConflictComms_Poster_RSTP.pdf

     

     

    ATTENTION SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT HOLDERS & GROUPS OF 5:

    Please note: more experienced Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) sponsors and Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) are encouraged and eligible to also attend the more in depth (free) two day Conflict Resolution Training organized by TNG Community Services in collaboration with RSTP, and funded by IRCC.  If you belong to a Private Sponsorship group or a SAH, please visit this link for more information and to register for these webinars as well.

     

  • Info Session – Becoming a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

    Date:Monday, May 16, 2022
    Time:11 AM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Webinar participants will receive information on the eligibility requirements and application process to become a SAH, as well as how to be added to the mandatory training course, and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    If your organization intends to apply to become a SAH in 2022, please complete the online Organization Pre-assessment Form | Formulaire de pré-évaluation des organisations

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud–prDopGddWkH5YeZTfqAzyksxCoSKg

     

  • PSR Webinar for Constituent Groups and Co-Sponsors of SAH’s

    Date:Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time:2:00-5:00 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Please note: this monthly webinar is strictly for Constituent Groups (CG) and Co-Sponsors of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs).

    We will provide an orientation on the responsibilities of CGs and co-sponsors when working with SAHs to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

    The following topics will be discussed and examined during the workshop:

    The relationship between CGs, co-sponsors and SAHs;
    The minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees sponsored under the PSR program on arrival based on the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates and how to use the Minimum Financial Support Calculator;
    Situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada;
    An overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities; and,
    An overview of IRCC’s post-arrival assurance activities.

     

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf-qsrDgpHtMNuUzZukANZMKJNcdyEVQI

  • Post-Arrival Budget Calculations.

    Date:Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time:12:30 - 2:30 (Atlantic Time)
    Where: Virtual

    In this training session, we will look at the Minimum Financial Calculator, and how to use it once the refugee family arrives, and the different scenarios that could occur.

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItduqtpzMtGNU60hT7jx463mUx4ZeFEvPy

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