Sponsored refugees

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

Remodeling Private Sponsorship Of Refugees

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

Reshaping The Future Of Private Sponsorship

Refugee 613 and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are inviting former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers working with sponsored refugees to a brainstorming session.

The objective is to find new tools and ideas that can be impactful.

Former refugees will receive a $25 honorarium and public transportation will be covered too.

Date: Saturday, 11th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

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

PSR: Managing Expectations

Unrealistic expectations from the private sponsor and the sponsored refugee can lead to a sponsorship breakdown.

That is why it is important to manage the expectations of both parties right from the beginning.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar to help you manage your expectations.

Date: Thursday, 28th of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m tp 3:00 p.m

PSR: Supporting The Settlement And Integration Of Refugees

The private sponsorship of refugees entails a number of moral, financial, and legal responsibilities.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar to familiarize private sponsors with their responsibilities.

The following topics will be covered:

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

  • The importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency

PSR: Getting Everything Set For Month 13

Month 13 is a significant time for both refugees and their sponsors.

At that point, private sponsors no longer provide support and refugees have to stand on their own.

To help private sponsors prepare for that milestone, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsor start preparing for month 13

  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for month 13

Refugee Health Workshop For Private Sponsors

Finding health services for refugees can be quite a headache.

The Refugee 613 in partnership with the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre and the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a refugee health workshop.

Private sponsors will get an overview of health benefits that refugees are entitled to during their first year in Canada.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask experts questions and engage in interactive activities that will help them understand the refugee experience

Getting Ready For The Visa Interview

The interview with the Canadian visa offices is a turning point in the sponsorship process.

To help you excel in your interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The webinar will provide the following guidance:

  • Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee

  • How to prepare for the interview once you are invited

  • What helps the refugee tell their stories during the interview

Refugee Integration Training For Sponsors

While you are expecting the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a workshop.

The aim? Help private sponsors and volunteers learn more about the needs of the refugee.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about:

  • How to manage expectations

  • How to build trust

  • How to set the rules of support