Private Sponsorship of Refugees

PSR: Getting Ready For Month 13

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship of refugees.

After all, it entails that the sponsored refugee will no longer rely on his private sponsor for financial support.

To help private sponsors get ready for what looms ahead, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors prepare for Month 13

  • The Month 13 checklist and needs assessment

PSR: Assisting In Settlement And Integration

When sponsoring refugees, private sponsors do not only commit to providing financial support, they also have a duty to help the  refugee settle and integrate.

To help private sponsors brace themselves for what lays ahead once the refugee sets foot in Canada, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • A recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the private sponsorship program

PSR: Adding Dependents After Submission

How do you keep Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the loop if there is any change in circumstances (change in family composition, change of contact details, mailing, or residential address etc…)?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will explain to you through a webinar what you need to do in the event that this was to happen to the refugee you are sponsoring.

Participants will know get to know the following things:

  • Who to contact and when

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

PSR: Everything You Want To Know About Group Of Five

Maybe there are some things that are still confusing to you when it comes to group of five sponsorship (G5).

Rest assured, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is holding a workshop to simplify things.

Participants will be able to know more on:

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Who can sponsor with a focus on group of five sponsorship

  • Settlement and financial requirements

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

PSR: Adding Dependents Following Submission Of Application

Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances may arise when you have already submitted your private sponsorship application.

In this case, how do you keep Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) up to date with the changes?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will walk you through the steps through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • The importance of keeping IRCC up to date with the changes in circumstances

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Stories of Success And Challenge From Refugee Women

To mark the international Women’s day, the Intercultural Dialogue Institute is organizing a dinner.

The theme of the night is Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Stories Of Success And Challenge From Refugee Women.

The event will consist of:

  • Dinner/reception

  • Welcome speeches

  • Keynote speech

  • Women in leadership award presentation

  • Panel discussion

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