Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Webinars

  • Preparing a Settlement Plan: The Financial and Settlement Responsibilities of Sponsors under the PSR Program

    Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
    Where:

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program; the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees on arrival and the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates; how to use the Minimum Financial Support Calculator to calculate the minimum level of financial support required on arrival; situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada; and, an overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1136816266823973646

  • Sponsorship of LGBTQ2 refugees through the BVOR Program or Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership

    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm EST
    Where: Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5239603223830329613

    Did you know that in 73 countries, LGBTQ2 persons are criminalized due to their sexual orientation and gender identity? Or that in more than half the world, the LGBTQ2 population is not protected from persecution? Are you also aware that LGBTQ2 refugees are amongst the most vulnerable refugees in the world?

    Join RSTP, UNHCR and Rainbow Refugee for a webinar on sponsorship of refugees who flee persecution based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We will discuss the ways in which you can get involved in sponsoring these refugees through the BVOR program and the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership.

    Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5239603223830329613

  • How to Prepare a Successful Application Package under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

    Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2212673001440009230

  • How to Submit a Refugee Sponsorship Application to ROC-O Via Email and Updating Applications After Submission

    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
    Where:

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

    Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6645533349214288142

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

    Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
    Where:

    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: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7809239963377997070

  • Preparing and Transitioning to Month 13

    Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
    Where:

    This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors while provide 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: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4221283932805413134