Refugee settlement

The Refugee Experience Art Auction

WUSC UTSC and SCSU are organizing The Refugee Experience Art Auction. 

This art auction will showcase the struggles, resilience, triumphs, and sacrifices of refugees. 

All the proceeds and donations from the sale will be donated to the Student Refugee Program (SRP). 

SRP combienes resettlement with opportunities for higher education. 

ILL-egal Bodies: Xenophobia, Immigration & HIV

Escaping a country ravaged by violence is already a difficult process. 

Now add having to live with HIV to the equation. 

To help you understand that, Better Than Ted: Talking HIV Research is organizing a conference. 

Participants will get to understand better xenophobia and serophobia (fear of people living with HIV) and how this makes the experience of refugees living with HIV more difficult. 

Date: Wednesday, 19th of February, 2020

PSR: How to Support Settlement and Integration

It can take some time before grasping your responsibilities as a private sponsor towards the refugees that you are sponsoring. 

To help you get there, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program 9RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

Attendees will be able to get:

  • A recap of the sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program

  • A review of the FAQs on post-arrival financial support

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

PSR: Assisting In Settlement And Integration

When sponsoring refugees, private sponsors do not only commit to providing financial support, they also have a duty to help the  refugee settle and integrate.

To help private sponsors brace themselves for what lays ahead once the refugee sets foot in Canada, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • A recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the private sponsorship program

Life As A Refugee 2019

How do we dispel and counteract myths and misconceptions around refugees in our community?

This is a question that Life As A Refugee (LAAR) 2019  try to answer during its annual conference.

Held by the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, the conference will revolve around four themes: pre-arrival, landing, settlement, and integration.

Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People will be the keynote speaker of the event.

Securing Housing For LGBTQI Refugees

The Rainbow Railroad, an international Non-For-Profit organization that helps LGBTQI people facing extreme violence and persecution come to Canada is organizing an information session.

The session will focus mainly on  how to find housing for privately sponsored LGBTQI refugees.

The aim is to find short and long-term accommodation for refugees.

Date: Tuesday, 4th of June, 2019

Time: 6:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M