Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Webinars

  • Preparing for Arrival and Providing Post-Arrival Support: Handling Unrealistic Expectations and Practicing Ethical Consideration

    Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.

    Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/455976683394984459

  • Case Studies and Q&A: Proof of Funds

    Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
    Time: 6:00pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    This session is for Groups of Five and Community sponsors who are preparing their sponsorship applications. We will go through a few case studies and discuss how to evaluate what kinds of proof of funds to provide. This session will not be recorded. If you have any questions, please contact Gabrielle at gjacobs@rstp.ca

    Registration link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErd-GqqDovHNVmuJa-Lo1AVZ12xvzhT9eV

  • Post-Arrival Assurance Activities: What Groups of Five and Community Sponsors Need to Know

    Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    RSTP is pleased to invite members of Groups of Five and Community Sponsor organizations, as well as their co-sponsors, to join us for an upcoming webinar session that will focus on the IRCC Post-Arrival Assurance Activities within the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program. The webinar will cover the following topics: What is IRCC Program Assurance?; Why is IRCC conducting Assurance Activities?; The three types of monitoring; Case review timeline; How can sponsors best prepare?; and Helpful tools and resources.

    Registration linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3621367305669105675

  • Case Studies and Q&A: RAP rates

    Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
    Time: 3:00pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    This session is for Groups of Five and Community sponsors who want to prepare for the arrival of the refugees they are sponsoring. We will go through a few case studies and discuss how to use the Minimum Financial Calculator on the RSTP website. This session will not be recorded. If you have any questions, please contact Gabrielle at gjacobs@rstp.ca

    Registration link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcOCprjIuE9c0Je9-GJ80pbJaIzrx8E4k

  • Études de cas et discussion : preuves de fonds

    Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
    Time: 4:00pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    Cet atelier s’adresse aux Groupes de Cinq et aux Répondants communautaires qui préparent leur application. Nous étudieront quelques cas afin de mieux discuter comment évaluer les preuves de fonds que les parrains rattachent à leur application de parrainage, Cette session ne sera pas enregistrée – svp contactez Gabrielle si vous avez des questions, à gjacobs@rstp.ca.

    Lien d’inscription:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucOCqrTgvH90rsOvMQMDGX0-LKhyC6tc-

  • Se préparer pour réussir l’année de parrainage!

    Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    Time: 19 h à 21 h (HAE)
    Where: Virtual

    THIS WEBINAR WILL BE HELD IN FRENCH. For more information on our webinars in French, please check this page: https://www.rstp.ca/fr/formation/webinaires/

  • Online Workshop for CGs and Co-Sponsors of SAHs

    Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Where: Virtual

    This RSTP online 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: 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.

    To register for the workshop, attendees are kindly requested to click on this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrc-uqqj8qEtZ_HFYUElf5VPDbSU3TM1La

  • Preparing and Transitioning to Month 13

    Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
    Where: Virtual

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors while providing an in-depth look at what is Month 13 and when sponsors should start preparing for the transition to Month 13; resources that are available to assist sponsors and sponsored newcomers with the transition; what to consider when sponsors and sponsored newcomers begin preparing for the transition; services that are available to sponsored newcomers in Month 13; and, how to evaluate the sponsorship period.

    Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7455390740003101195