Private Sponsorship of Refugees

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

How to submit A Sponsorship Application To ROC-O


Submitting an application for the sponsorship of refugees can be quite stressful and complex.

To put all the odds on your side, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Targeted toward Groups of Five, Community Sponsors, and sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), the webinar will walk you through the various steps to submit an application to    Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O).

Date: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

Information Session On Private Sponsorship

The private sponsorship of Refugees is far from being an easy task.

To help you navigate through the process, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session.

The following topics will be covered during this session:

  • Who can be sponsored to come to Canada?
  • Who can sponsor?
  • PSR process
  • PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees
  • Q&A

Please note that individual cases will not be discussed during the session.

Introduction to Canada's Refugee Sponsorship Programs

What does it take to be the private sponsor of a refugee and what responsibilities does it entail?

You might get the answers to this question through the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)’s webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the refugee sponsorship program

  • The history and launch of the PSR program

  • The PSR as part of a global resettlement