Private sponsorship

PSR: Making Provision For Month 13

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship program.

After all, it entails that the refugee will not longer get financial support from his private sponsor.

To help you prepare for that transition, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors start preparing for month 13

  • The month 13 checklist and needs assessment

Wellness Fair For Private Sponsors

Helping refugees resettle in Canada can be stressful.

To help private sponsors take care of their wellness, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a wellness fair.

Participants will be to connect with health practitioners and wellness professionals.

They will provide information and and answers to your answers.

They will also help participants connect make connections in the following areas:

  • Yoga

PSR: Managing Expectations

Unrealistic expectations from the private sponsor and the sponsored refugee can lead to a sponsorship breakdown.

That is why it is important to manage the expectations of both parties right from the beginning.

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

Date: Thursday, 28th of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m tp 3:00 p.m

PSR: Supporting The Settlement And Integration Of Refugees

The private sponsorship of refugees entails a number of moral, financial, and legal responsibilities.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar to familiarize private sponsors with their responsibilities.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program

  • The importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency

Getting Ready For The Visa Interview

The interview with the Canadian visa offices is a turning point in the sponsorship process.

To help you excel in your interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The webinar will provide the following guidance:

  • Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee

  • How to prepare for the interview once you are invited

  • What helps the refugee tell their stories during the interview

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: Adding Dependents and updating application post-submission

Unforeseen and unexpected events are part and parcel of life.

Likewise, sometimes private sponsors find themselves having to update their application due to unexpected events.

To help private sponsors add dependents after submission or to simply update applications because of new elements, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

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

Group Of Five: How To Prepare An Effective Settlement Plan

The settlement plan helps the group of five frame how they will provide the various aspects of settlement assistance necessary to help the refugee applicant(s) establish successfully in Canada.

This plan is used by the CPO-W to assess whether your group is providing the settlement and financial support.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar to help you prepare an effective settlement plan.

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019