Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Past Workshops

  • Financial Support for the Refugees Who Have Arrived

    Date:Sunday, July 25, 2021
    Time:7:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:The person/family you have sponsored is coming. You will need to know about start-up costs and monthly payments. Please join us to learn about the financial requirements and the calculator.  Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  The event is also accessible virtually through Zoom; for registration link and password, please contact RSTP trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre, at tel: 306-343-8303 or email: hsmithmcintyre@rstp.ca.
  • Filling in the Forms to Sponsor a Refugee

    Date:Sunday, June 27, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:In this RSTP workshop, participants would learn about filling the many forms correctly in order to sponsor a refugee.  Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  The event is also accessible virtually through Zoom meeting via registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86019453860?pwd=UGRPTXRKdS9PQzBJb050eXBlMUdRdz09. For more information, please contact RSTP trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre, at tel: 306-343-8303.  
  • Your Responsibilities as a Refugee Sponsor

    Date:Sunday, May 30, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:In this RSTP workshop/webinar, participants would learn about the commitments and responsibilities of refugee sponsorship. Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  The event is also accessible virtually through Zoom meeting via registration link: https://zoom.us/j/98607472198?pwd=aCtocXlzS0NHQUNDd0pGTG8wM041UT09  For more information, please contact RSTP trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre, at tel: 306-343-830
  • On Becoming a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

    Date:Sunday, April 25, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:In this RSTP workshop/webinar, participants would review the process of submitting applications and the basic requirements to become a Sponsorship Agreement Holder. Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  The event is also accessible virtually through Zoom meeting via registration link: https://zoom.us/j/95596772225?pwd=bm9UTmZ5YVRFdTJsblQxUmZtandOZz09.  For more information, please contact RSTP trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre, at tel: 306-343-830
  • Submitting Refugee Sponsorships Electronically

    Date:Sunday, March 28, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:In this RSTP workshop/webinar, private sponsors of refugees would learn how to submit their sponsorship applications electronically.  Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  The event is also accessible virtually through Zoom meeting via registration link: https://zoom.us/j/96821027529.  For more information, please contact RSTP trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre at tel: 306-343-8303.
  • How To Fill Group Of Five Refugee Sponsorship Forms

    Date:Sunday, February 28, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:This workshop/webinar is for attendees that need to know how to fill the forms for a Group of Five refugee sponsorship. Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people. However, the event is accessible virtually through Zoom meeting via registration link: https://zoom.us/j/97993764893?pwd=Ui9oZ0dvU1VEb1M5b2UzM0h1eVlkZz09.  For more details of this event, please call Helen Smith-McIntyre (RSTP Trainer) at 306-343-8303.
  • Post Arrival Training: Settlement Plan, Calculator, Keeping Records

    Date:Sunday, January 31, 2021
    Time:3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST
    Where:106 - 129 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon SK
    Description:Participants in this RSTP workshop would learn about important information that all refugee sponsors must know in order to properly support the newcomer refugees.  Please note that the maximum audience allowed at the event venue is 5 people.  However, the event is accessible virtually through Zoom.  Registration link: https://zoom.us/j/92933260530?pwd=UFdBUDVlZVQxcnhwRVpGUXJPak04dz09,  For more details of this event, please call Helen Smith-McIntyre (RSTP Trainer) at 306-343-8303.
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees-Overview – Community Sponsorship

    Date:Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Time:5:15 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)
    Where:Toronto Public Library - Room 3 (4th floor) at Fairview Toronto Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto, M2J 4S4
    Description:The RSTP in the GTA is hosting a free workshop of three consecutive sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees for individuals/organizations/sponsoring groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees and Community sponsorship requirements as follows: Session I: Private Sponsorship of Refugees–Overview 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Session II: Community Sponsorship-Overview - 6:35 pm – 7:00 pm; and Session III: Application forms - 7:10 pm – 8:00 pm.  Topics covered will include: Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; Community Sponsorship Required Forms and Documents; The sponsorship process; and How to complete the application forms. For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-overview-community-sponsorship-tickets-98698950217.
  • Information Session and Forms Clinic For Groups of Five

    Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Time:9:00 AM - 3:30 PM MST
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SW, Room 315, Calgary AB
    Description:The morning session of this RSTP workshop would focus on G5 sponsorship while the afternoon session would focus on completing application forms.  Topics would include:  Group of Five requirements  Required forms  Calculating sponsorship costs per family size  Settlement plans  How to fill successful applications.  Please click on your preferred session(s) to register: March 21- AM: Information Session on G5 and March 21- PM: G5 Forms Clinic or contact Anoush Newman (RSTP Trainer) at Tel: 403.515.5868 or email: mnewman@rstp.ca.  
  • An Evening with IRCC in Halifax for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AST
    Where:Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, 250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, NS B3N 1J4
    Description:This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as financial and settlement responsibilities,  secondary migration and the post-arrival assurance and case review process; Review tools, resources and training available to Groups of Five and Community Sponsors; and, Provide feedback to IRCC on various aspects of the sponsorship process. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-ircc-for-groups-of-five-and-community-sponsors-halifax-tickets-93517961741.


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.

To request a workshop, information session or training for your group or organization, contact the RSTP.