Refugee integration

Quilt Of Stories: Connecting Refugees With Writing Mentor

The X Page is a storytelling workshop that connects women who are either refugees or immigrants with artists.

The objective is to get the artist to mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.

During a 12-week writing and performance workshop facilitated by professional artists, 19 refugees and immigrants from Waterloo developed a narrative.

Each of their narrative was then merged in a cohesive presentation that will be shared publicly.

Remodeling Private Sponsorship Of Refugees

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

General Integration Training

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

Community Capacity Building Workshop For Refugees

The grassroot artist collective Multicultural Artists Coalition (MAC) is organizing a workshop to empower refugee artists.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Presentation of a report on gaps, systemic barriers, and other obstacles that affect refugee artist
  • Networking activities with City of Ottawa Art, Heritage, and Culture staff, other cultural promoters and supporters
  • Lecture on the decolonization of knowledge, arts, and culture
  • Poetry, music, and visual arts

Health, Refugees And Immigration Law

To provide some guidance in terms of justice for refugee and immigration matters, the Health Justice Program is organizing a seminar.

Participants will be able to:

  • Get an overview of common migratory trajectories

  • Understand how accessing justice in refugee/immigration matters can have repercussions on health across the migratory/post-migratory trajectory

Reshaping The Future Of Private Sponsorship

Refugee 613 and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are inviting former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers working with sponsored refugees to a brainstorming session.

The objective is to find new tools and ideas that can be impactful.

Former refugees will receive a $25 honorarium and public transportation will be covered too.

Date: Saturday, 11th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

Canadian Immigration Summit 2019

Over 300 delegates will attend the Canadian Immigration Summit 2019.  

The objective of the summit is to explore how Canada can respond proactively to

This year, the summit will lay emphasis on the following topics:

  • Populism

  • Future Skills And The Changing Nature Of Work

  • Settlement And Technology

  • Diversity In The Workplace

A Crowdsourced Guide To Help Syrian Refugees Resettle In Ontario

To do its bit for Syrian refugees resettlement in Ontario, Tasytt, a Hamilton-based startup created a crowdsourced guide.

Offered in English and Arabic, the guide offers tips on lifestyle in Canada, education, taxes, and banking.

The guide aims to be a straightforward and fast introduction to to the processes, habits, and aspects of the Canadian culture that are not explicit.


Innovative Pathways To Refugee Employment

Employment is essential for the integration and inclusion of refugees in Canada.

But, how can we ease refugees’ entry in the Canadian labour market?

To help refugees overcome obstacles and access employment opportunities that will support their integration and inclusion, Hire Immigrants is organizing a webinar.

Participants will be able to learn more about:

Refugee And Human Rights Poetry Contest

COSTI Immigrant services invites students in Grades 4 to 12 to write a poem around the theme “Refugee and Human Rights”.

The poems can be written either in English or French with a maximum of 24 lines.

The winner will be revealed on Thursday 20th of June 2019.

Deadline for registration: Friday, 29th of March, 2019

Time: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m