Refugee resettlement

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

Settlement Team Information Session For Prospective Volunteers

Rainbow Railroad is looking for volunteers to support LGBTQI+ refugees during their first year in Canada.

Rainbow Railroad matches each refugee with a group of volunteers (settlement team) that assist them in their daily errands and help them raise fund during their first in the Great North.

During that information session, prospective volunteers will be able to connect with experienced settlement team members and the Refugee Rainbow Railroad team.

Rethinking Refugee Support

The #IR_Aesthetics projects is a field research project that aims to investigate the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia and Greece through an interdisciplinary perspective.

The research focuses on the following themes:

  • Political expression in marginalised communities through graffiti and music

  • The use of technology and social networks within the migrant experience

  • The everyday geographies of the refugee crisis

PSR: Making Provision For Month 13

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship program.

After all, it entails that the refugee will not longer get financial support from his private sponsor.

To help you prepare for that transition, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors start preparing for month 13

  • The month 13 checklist and needs assessment

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

Workshop: How To Overcome Sponsorship Disputes

Disagreements and misunderstandings between private sponsors and the sponsored refugee may arise during the course of a sponsorship.

This may be caused because of difference in cultural perspectives and dimensions.

To help private sponsors mitigate conflict, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop.

Participants will be able to learn more on the following topics:

  • Definition of culture

Experiences of Homeland, Conflict and Forced Migration


To help you understand refugees' experience better, Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies in collaboration with Initiative For Iranian Studies, and Iran Namag is organizing a forum.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a conversation with afghan professionals and activists.

Date: Friday, 15th of May, 2019

Time: 4:00 P.M TO 6:00 P.M

Location: Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies

Dinner Around Displaced People

Women in refugee camps are extremely vulnerable to violence as they are left out of basic decision making.

To highlight this issue, the Oxfam Canada is organizing “What She Knows Matters: Conversation On Women Refugees”.

The aim is to engage participants in an informal dialogue on the circumstances facing women refugees.

Live music and food are also on the agenda.  

Date: Friday, 15th of March, 2019