Serving Newcomers with Limited Formal Education & English Ability

Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships is organizing a workshop that will focus on tools, practices, and considerations that can come in handy when working with newcomers with limited formal education and English ability.

Settlement workers will have a training in We Speak Translate project.

This project, in a nutshell, uses the Google Translate application to get rid of the language barrier by establishing a platform for communication between front-line workers and newcomers until they develop their English.

Former Syrian Refugees fundraising to help Refugees arriving in Nova Scotia

GlobalNews- A group created by people who came to Canada as Syrian refugees is fundraising to help others in the same situation.

The group is trying to raise $50,000 via a fundraising campaign to expand its services.

“We wanted to make something useful for this beautiful city,” Loai Al Rifai, a co-founder of the Nova Scotia Syrian Society, said on Tuesday.

Building or Burning Bridges? Communicating Across Cultures webinar

Why do some sponsorships succeed while others fail?

What if cultural differences were the root of the disputes?

How do private sponsors and refugees navigate through cultural differences to meet halfway?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer these answers through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Dimensions of culture

  • Aspects of cultural differences

Refugee SSP Legal Clinic


Do you need to find legal information or you need assistance to address your legal problems? RSTP’s partner the refugee Sponsorship Program (Refugee SSP) is organizing a legal Clinic on the 30th of October in Toronto.

At this legal clinic, Refugee SSP will offer free refugee sponsorship application support services from their RSTP trained pro bono lawyers.

Consequently, people will be able to get assistance with their SAHs, Group of Five, Community sponsors, as well as One-Year window applications.

Journey to Promote Mental Health, Essential Mental Health training for frontline workers

Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among refugees can be challenging.

To help address this problem, Hong Fook Mental Health Association is organizing a mental health training workshop.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the impacts of trauma on an individual’s mental health

  • Recognizing the influences of culture, cultural identity, stigma on refugees’ mental health