Sponsored refugee

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

Wellness Fair For Private Sponsors

Helping refugees resettle in Canada can be stressful.

To help private sponsors take care of their wellness, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a wellness fair.

Participants will be to connect with health practitioners and wellness professionals.

They will provide information and and answers to your answers.

They will also help participants connect make connections in the following areas:

  • Yoga

PSR: Gearing Up For The Visa Office Interview

The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is a turning point in the private sponsorship process.

After all, it entails that the refugee you are sponsoring is one step away from being granted permanent residence.

To help you prepare the refugee before he goes for the interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How to prepare when invited for the interview

PSR: How To Submit A Successful Application Package


What are the ingredients for a successful private sponsorship of refugee application?

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An outline of the application process

  • Recent updates and changes in regards to processing

  • Who can be included in the application package

Everything You Want To Know About IRCC Processing Time

Ever had questions pertaining to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) processing time?

The Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This will be your opportunity to connect with IRCC directly.

This session will be an opportunity for sponsors and resettlement group members to learn about the complicated IRCC procedure and how to connect with the visa office throughout the whole sponsorship process.

PSR: Managing Expectations

Having expectations is perfectly normal after all, it is one of the necessary ingredient in life.

However, having unrealistic expectations can be quite detrimental for the refugee sponsorship experience.

To help you manage your expectations, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is doing a webinar.

Date: Friday, 8th of January, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

PSR: Who Can Sponsor And Who Can Be Sponsored

If you are still confused by how the private sponsorship of refugees program works, rest assured.  

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to simplify things. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Refugee status documents

  • An overview of sponsor’s financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program

Overview of the sponsor's settlement and financial responsibilitie

Maybe you need to familiarize yourself with your responsibilities as a private sponsor.

To help you get the gist of it, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Recap of the private sponsor’s settlement and financial responsibilities

  • Why it is essential to connect refugees with a settlement agency

  • Managing expectations

Preparing For The Arrival of the refugee you Sponsored

What should you do once you receive a Notice Of Arrival Transmission (NAT)?

How do you make sure that the arrival of the refugee you sponsored goes as smoothly as possible?

To help you prepare for the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, Office For Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT)is organizing a Pre-Arrival session.

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for arrival and pick up at the airport.

Date: Friday, 14th of December, 2018