Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Workshops

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Past Workshops

  • An Evening with IRCC in Saskatoon for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
    Where:Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place Saskatoon, SK S7J 3V7
    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-saskatoon-tickets-93347479825.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Winnipeg for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
    Where:Welcome Place - Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, 521 Bannatyne Ave Winnipeg, MB R3A 0E4
    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-winnipeg-tickets-93384085313.  
  • Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

    Date:Saturday, February 15, 2020
    Time:1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
    Where:MOSAIC Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
    Description:In this Refugee Sponsorship Training Program’s information session, attendees would learn about:  The application process  Eligibility  Sponsorship requirements  Sponsors’ responsibilities. For registration, please click here or contact: RSTP BC Trainer: Michelle Ndizeye at Tel: 604-254-9626 ext 1016; Email: mndizeye@rstp.ca.  
  • Sponsoring Refugees through Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Time:5:00 PM - 7:30 PM MST
    Where:Edmonton Catholic Social Services, 8212 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
    Description:RSTP in Edmonton AB will have an information session for anyone interested in learning about how to privately sponsor refugees through a Community Sponsorship or a Group of Five. The info session will cover who can be sponsored, who can sponsor, financial and settlement requirements, critical supporting documentation and common reasons for refusal. Please register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-sponsoring-refugees-through-groups-of-five-and-commnunity-sponsors-tickets-92401113217.
  • An Evening with IRCC in Ottawa for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date:Monday, February 10, 2020
    Time:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Where:Vanier Community Service Centre, 270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1L 7H8
    Description:RSTP and IRCC will be hosting a series of forums across Canada in February and March 2020 for SAHs, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors.  This forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to: Receive feedback on application processing at ROC-O, including the main reasons why applications are returned, who should be listed as a party to the sponsorship and how sponsors can demonstrate they have the necessary financial and settlement capacity when completing the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan form; Receive feedback on application processing from Visa Offices abroad; A look at program integrity/fraud issues throughout the application process; The financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the PSR program; Review and discuss important post-arrival issues such as 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-tickets-92234230065.  
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Focus on Groups of Five and Community Sponsorship

    Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Time:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Where:Toronto Public Library - Room 2 (second floor) at Fairview Toronto Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, Toronto, ON 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/groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees, Group of Five and community sponsorship requirements. Session I: Private Sponsorship of Refugees–Overview 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; Session II: Groups of Five and Community Sponsorship-Overview - 6:10 pm – 6:50 pm EST; and Session III: Application forms - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST.  Topics covered will include: Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; Groups of Five Sponsorship Required Forms and Documents; The sponsorship process; How to complete the application forms (bring your laptop if you wish); Recent changes and updates on the program.  For registration, please click: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-overview-group-of-five-and-community-sponsorship-tickets-89255095393.  
  • Information Session and Forms Clinic For Groups of Five

    Date:Saturday, January 25, 2020
    Time:9:00 AM - 3:30 PM MST
    Where:Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, 1111-11 Ave SE (Room 315), Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 
    Description:The RSTP in Calgary AB is hosting a free workshop comprising two (2) consecutive sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees for individuals utilizing the Groups of Five (G5) Program. Topics covered in Session 1 (Overview of the G5 Sponsorship Program) include: Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; and Sponsorship Cost and Settlement Support requirements. Topics covered in Session 2 include: Required Forms; How to complete the application forms (bring your laptop if you wish);  and Calculating In-kind Donation. For registration, please click: Session 1 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) and Session 2 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm).  
  • Comment préparer une demande de parrainage des réfugiés

    Date:Saturday, January 11, 2020
    Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
    Where:Bibliothèque centrale de North York, Salle 101 (premier étage), 5120, rue Yonge, Toronto ON M2N 5N9
    Description:Cette formation en français expliquera aux Groupes de cinq et aux Répondants communautaires comment préparer une demande de parrainage de réfugiés. Les sujets suivants seront abordés : * quels formulaires soumettre et où les trouver * comment démontrer la capacité financière du groupe de parrainage * comment remplir les formulaires de demande * comment éviter des retards de traitement. Pour vous inscrire à la formation, accédez à https://dossier_parrainage_refugies_toronto.eventbrite.ca ou communiquez avec Lidia Jarmasz au 1.877.290.1701, poste 2408, ou à ljarmasz@rstp.ca.


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.