Private Sponsors Webinar

Webinar: Communicating with IRCC about your PSR application

This RSTP webinar will provide information about:

  • Whom to contact at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ( IRCC) to provide an update on your Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) application
  • Where to get information about your PSR application on the IRCC website

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Webinar - Syrian Family Links Initiative (For Potential Sponsors)

Syrian Family Links Initiative was launched in January 2016 to respond to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

The program aims at matching Syrian refugee families residing in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan with Canadian private sponsors.

The webinar is intended to provide an overview of the program and the profiles of the families registered with us (only non-identifying information would be provided).

Please note that the facilitator will not be able to answer case specific enquiries during the webinar.

CCR Webinar: Private Sponsorship Refusals

Participate in this webinar to learn from an experienced lawyer how to understand a refusal of an application by a privately sponsored refugee and what you can do about it.  We will look at the practical steps, including deadlines, filing requirements in Federal Court, obtaining the officer's notes, and the relevant documents needed.  We will also focus on identifying critical issues, and how to assess them. 

This webinar is jointly organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Réseau des Organismes et Groupes de parrainage des réfugiés au Québec (ROGPRAQ).

Webinar - Information on Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program And The Eritrean Refugees

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a webinar on the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program and the Eritrean refugees.

Tereza Hadzic resettlement associate with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR) will join the webinar to provide:

  • A brief description of the profiles of Eritrean refugees, including those identified for resettlement by UNHCR
  • Discussion on the prospects of durable solutions, including resettlement, for Eritrean refugees

 Parastoo Aznavehzadeh ( BVOR Worker) will provide:

Introduction to PSR

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Introduction to PSR.

This webinar will cover:

  • Launch of PSR program
  • Program evolvement over the years
  • PSR as part of Resettlement
  • Eligibility criteria for sponsors and refugee applicants
  • Sponsorship process

Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To register please click here

Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Supporting Settlement and Integration

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Supporting Settlement and Integration.

This webinar will cover:

  • Sponsors’ responsibilities
  • Connecting with Settlement Services for Newcomers
  • Ethical Considerations in Sponsorship
  • Managing Expectations
  • Preparing for Month 13

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.