Refugee integration

Finding A New Home For Refugees

As tight housing market continues, it has become more and more difficult for private sponsors to find a house for the refugees they sponsored. 

To help private sponsors in their quest for housing, the Islington United Church is organizing a workshop.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the housing market

  • Collaborating with settlement agencies

Ride For Refugees

Do you want to contribute to the plight of refugees around the world? 

You can do this by either sponsoring a participant or riding, walking, or leading a team with AURA  through Ride For Refuge. 

The Ride For Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event that helps you support charities which provide refuge and hope for the most vulnerable people in the world. 

Each participant will get the chance to:

Labour’s Commitment To Refugees

What are the contributions of refugees in Canada and what is the civil society’s role in welcoming them?

This will be the key theme of the panel discussion organized by Labour Community Services. 

Participants will be also able to have a refugee virtual reality experience. 

Date: Wednesday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM 

Location: 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON

Who can sponsor And Who Can Be Sponsored

Who can sponsor And Who Can Be Sponsored - 11th of September  

The private sponsorship of refugees can be quite complex.

The refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RTSP) is organizing a webinar to help you grasp how it works.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the private sponsorship of refugees program

  • The specific requirements for Groups Of Five and Community Sponsors

The Business Case For Investing In Refugee Talent

As Canadian employers gradually tape into refugee talent, Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a panel of discussion. 

The panelists will share their experiences on the project they have been working on which connects employers with refugee talent.

Participants will learn how sourcing talent within the refugee populations can be beneficial and will learn more about the movement which is building a global refugee talent pipeline for companies and communities across Canada. 

Sourcing Talent From Within refugee Populations

Investing in refugee talent can be quite rewarding for  employers. 

The Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a panel of discussion on an innovative pilot project that connects employers with refugee talent. 

The panelists will share their experience participating in this project.

Participants will be able to learn more about the movement that builds a global refugee talent pipeline for companies and communities across Canada. 

Intersectionality In Refugee Policy & Advocacy

Earlier in 2019, the Citizens For Public Justice (CPJ) launched their report The Most Vulnerable which explored how different stakeholders can apply an intersectional approach to their different areas of policy making and advocacy efforts. 

Following this report, the CPJ is organizing a panel of discussion. 

The panelists will discuss best practices, and give recommendations on how to improve intersectionality within movements that aim to uphold the rights of refugees. 

For Sama: Documentary On The Civil War In Syria

To mark the seven years of JAYU, the non-profit organization is doing a presentation of the award winning documentary For Sama

For Sama highlights the female experience of the war in Syria, it is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

The documentary recounts the story of Waad Al-Kateab’s life through the five years of uprising in Aleppo, Syria. 

Urban refugees In The Humanitarian System

Lessons Learned Simulations And Training is organizing a two days course on urban refugees. 

Participants will explore the social, political, and economic dynamics which arise from the interplay between stakeholders in humanitarian crises. 

The course aims to be the bridge between academic theory, critical “red teaming” approaches, and humanitarian practice. 

Once this course is completed, participants will be able to: