refugee sponsorship

Refugee Sponsorship Gala

After sponsoring a family of 4 from Colombia, the Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church is a gala to raise money for the sponsorship of another family. 

The resettlement process is in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), and the Blended Visa Office Referred Program (BVOR) which matches refugees identified for resettlement by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with private sponsors in Canada. 

You can help them by either attending the gala or contacting the church to make a donation. 

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

PSR: Getting Ready for Month 13

Month 13 is a turning point in the private sponsorship experience. 

After all, it marks the end of the financial commitment that sponsors had toward the refugees they sponsored. 

However, before getting there, it is important to prepare the refugees for what lays ahead. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you prepare. 

The following topics will be covered: 

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