Past Webinars

As part of the Refugee Settlement Support Project, OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants hosted two series of webinars for service providers and refugee sponsorship groups from July 2017 - March 2018. Designed to bridge some of the gaps and challenges identified through project focus group and roundtable discussions, these webinars focused on answering questions and providing information that would help clarify roles and responsibilities, increase transparency, and ultimately improve collaboration between service providers and refugee sponsors.

Below you will find the recording and presentation slides of the webinars in these series.

Collaborating Across Sectors: Sharing Promising Practices II

Monday, March 12, 2018
Speakers: Louisa Taylor (Refugee 613) & Don Smith (Anglican Diocese of Ottawa)
Presentation Slides

Collaborating Across Sectors: Sharing Promising Practices I

Monday, February 12, 2018
Speakers: Jacqueline Derrah (Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada), Paul Carline (Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada) & David Peterson (YMCA of Saint John, NB)
Presentation Slides

Refugee Sponsorship Cases: How Are Refugees Selected By Sponsors

Monday, January 29, 2018
Speakers: Khwaka Kukubo (United Church of Canada), Rebecca Walker (World Renew) & Aleks Dughman-Manzur (Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto)
Rebecca's Presentation Slide
Khwaka's Presentation Slide
Alek's Presentation Slide

The Private Sponsorship Of Refugees Program: Then & Now

Monday, January 15, 2018
Speakers: Don Smith (Anglican Diocese of Ottawa) & Brian Dyck (Mennonite Central Committee)
Presentation Slide

The Settlement Plan - Sponsor & Service Provider Perspectives

Monday, December 18, 2017
Speakers: Suneet Kharay, Refugee Sponsorship Training Program & Christina Chu, Catholic Crosscultural Services
Suneet & Christina's Presentation Slide Dec

Settlement Service Eligibility & Intake

Monday, December 11, 2017
Speakers: Lisa Magliocco, Wesley Urban Ministries & Sylvia Wootten, Newcomer Centre of Peel
Lisa's Presentation Slide Deck
Sylvia's Presentation Slide Deck

What Are Settlement Services About?

Monday, November 27, 2017
Speakers: Amanda Choo, WoodGreen Community Services
Amanda's Presentation Slide Deck

The Settlement Sector: Values & Principles

Monday, November 20, 2017
Speakers: Lisa Randall, CultureLink & Shankari Balendra, Access Alliance MCHC
Lisa's Presentation slide deck
Shankari's Presentation slide deck

Handling a Client’s Disclosure of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Speakers: Fatima Filippi, Rexdale Women’s Centre & Sidrah Maysoon Ahmad, OCASI

Beyond Kale and Pedicures: Strategies to combat compassion fatigue and burnout

Monday, May 29, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Françoise Mathieu, Co-Executive Director, TEND
Francoise's Presentation slide deck

Working with Refugees in Remote or Rural Areas

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Orlando Ferro, Quinte United Immigration Services
Orlando's Presentation slide deck

Handling ‘High Expectations’

Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Maryam Rahat, Wesley Urban Ministries
Maryam's Presentation slide deck

Responding to refugee sponsorship conflict, dispute and breakdown

Monday, June 26, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Suneet Kharay, Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
Suneet's Presentation Slide deck
Case scenario

Collaborating to assist refugee clients with their settlement needs

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:30-1:30PM
Speaker: Fatima Mussa, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Fatima's Presentation Slide deck

Keeping up-to-date

Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Speaker: Sara Shahsiah, OCASI
‎Sara's Presentation slide deck

Working Effectively with Professional Interpreters

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Speaker: Grace Eagan, Access Alliance Language Services
Grace's Presentation slide deck

Resources for frontline workers: The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00PM
Speaker: Kelsey Lange
Kelsey's Presentation slide deck