Refugee integration

Roundtable: Refugee Sponsorship

The Refugee Hub is organizing a roundtable around refugee sponsorship. 

The recent publication of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees will be the focus of this roundtable.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lessons learned and the ways forward for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m 

Pre-arrival session

The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

This session will equip them with the final preparation before the refugees land in Ontario. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

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 alizee@rcjp.ca

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. 

How Canada's Refugee System Works

On the 4th of June 1969, Canada signed the 1951 Convention  pertaining to the status of refugees, 18 years after it was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Canada has forged quite a reputation as being a leader in refugee resettlement. Unlike economic immigrants, refugees did not make a conscious choice to leave their country to seek a better life elsewhere. They fled their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced persecution.