Refugee inclusion

Information for Refugee on Private Equity and Venture Capital Spaces

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent is organizing a career event for refugees.

This will be a chance for them to learn more about private equity and venture capital spaces.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet professionals for networking.

Date: Thursday, 22nd of November 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please contact

Mentoring a Refugee Artist

The Toronto Arts Council is calling all Toronto-based artists or art managers who would be interested in the Refugee Artists Mentorship program.

This program gives funding for refugee artists to be mentored in their chosen artistic discipline. 

Please note that the session encompasses artists of all backgrounds and disciplines.

Date: Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019 

Time: 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m 

Peace Conference 2019

The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference  is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship

Canadian Business Etiquette

Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country.  Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive. 

Overview of Canadian Society

Tolerance, respect, and community orientation characterize Canadian society. Though people tend to be individualistic, contributing to the betterment of the community is a priority. The nation’s role in the United Nations’ peacemaking missions and contribution to foreign aid are proof that Canadians love community contribution. 

Museum Without a Home

To understand the refugees’ journey and struggle, you have to be able to walk in their shoes. 

Oxfam Canada and FCJ Refugee are organizing an exhibition on the real objects donated to refugees in their new countries, as symbols of friendship and solidarity. 

The objects will be accompanied with stories that aim to be a reminder of the strength and resilience of people forced to flee their homes. 

PSR: Adding Dependents Post-Submission

Maybe due to unforeseen circumstances, you found yourself having to add dependents or update your private sponsorship application after having submitted it. 

To make sure that you do not make any errors while adding new elements to your application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered: 

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