Private Sponsors

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

PSR: How To Get Rid Of Your Expectations

Unreasonable expectations and feelings of entitlement can lead to interpersonal conflicts between the refugee and the sponsor.

Having a plan to effectively manage your expectations can help ensure that the sponsorship experience is a positive one.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you manage your expectations.

Date: Friday, 22nd of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m EST

Refugee Integration Training For Sponsors

While you are expecting the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a workshop.

The aim? Help private sponsors and volunteers learn more about the needs of the refugee.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about:

  • How to manage expectations

  • How to build trust

  • How to set the rules of support

PSR: How To Submit A Successful Application Package


What are the ingredients for a successful private sponsorship of refugee application?

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An outline of the application process

  • Recent updates and changes in regards to processing

  • Who can be included in the application package

Overview Of Private Sponsorship Of Refugees

The private sponsorship of refugees process can be rather complexed for some.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a workshop to walk you through the process.

This will be an opportunity to know more about:

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Who can be sponsor

  • The specific requirements for group of five sponsors

  • Settlement and financial requirements