Private Sponsors

PSR: How To Prepare And Submit A Successful Application Package

Applying for the private sponsorship of a refugee can be quite complex and stressful.

To make sure that you do not miss out anything and out all the odds in your favor, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the following things:

  • The application process

  • Recent updates and changes in the process

Remodeling Private Sponsorship Of Refugees

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

Reshaping The Future Of Private Sponsorship

Refugee 613 and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are inviting former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers working with sponsored refugees to a brainstorming session.

The objective is to find new tools and ideas that can be impactful.

Former refugees will receive a $25 honorarium and public transportation will be covered too.

Date: Saturday, 11th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

Redesigning The Future Of Sponsored Refugee Resettlement in Ontario

Do you want to participate in the reshaping of private sponsorship of refugees?

Refugees 613 in collaboration with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is looking for former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers who work with privately-sponsored refugees.

Participants will have a full day of brainstorming focused on designing tools and ideas that can make an impact on private sponsorship.

Best practices in settlement-sponsor collaboration

What are the best practices to ensure a better collaboration between private sponsors and settlement providers?

That is a question that the Allies In Refugee Integration (ARI) will try to answer through a webinar.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about what ARI discovered after four months of consultation and community research on that topic with stakeholders in Ontario.

The following topics will be covered:

Workshop: Sponsorship Dispute Resolution

Discord and misunderstanding between refugees and their sponsors is completely normal.

After all, you cannot see eye to eye every time.

Especially since both parties come from different cultural background.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a workshop to help you navigate conflict.

Participants will be able to learn more on the following topics:

  • Definition of culture

  • Sources of culture

Bridging Borders

The students Offering Welcome (SOW) in collaboration with World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is organizing a panel of discussion around Bridging Borders.

The event aims to raise awareness around the refugee crisis.

Bridging Borders will feature experts who will share their various experiences and knowledge on the international refugee crisis.

The conversation will revolve around the experiences of refugees, the challenges and opportunities associated with their settlement.

PSR: Gearing Up For The Visa Office Interview

The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is a turning point in the private sponsorship process.

After all, it entails that the refugee you are sponsoring is one step away from being granted permanent residence.

To help you prepare the refugee before he goes for the interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How to prepare when invited for the interview

PSR: Getting Everything Set For Month 13

Month 13 is a significant time for both refugees and their sponsors.

At that point, private sponsors no longer provide support and refugees have to stand on their own.

To help private sponsors prepare for that milestone, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsor start preparing for month 13

  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for month 13

Refugee Health Workshop For Private Sponsors

Finding health services for refugees can be quite a headache.

The Refugee 613 in partnership with the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre and the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a refugee health workshop.

Private sponsors will get an overview of health benefits that refugees are entitled to during their first year in Canada.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask experts questions and engage in interactive activities that will help them understand the refugee experience