Workshop S.W. and Private Sponsors

Pre-Arrival Information Session

ORAT-Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto invites you to an information session on Pre-Arrival.

The Pre-Arrival session is for those sponsoring refugees who have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT) which includes the date that they will be arriving to Canada.

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

Workshop for Settlement Workers and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites Settlement Workers and the Private Sponsors of Refugees Program to a Workshop.

This free workshop is intended for Settlement Workers assisting clients that have come to Canada through private sponsorship. The goal is to assist you in supporting your clients by gaining a thorough understanding of how the private sponsorship of refugees program works, what to do if conflict arises between sponsors and newcomers, and the various ways that you can provide support.

Best Practices Webinar: Working in Partnership with Sponsors of Refugee Clients

With the influx of sponsored refugees, frontline service providers often find themselves wondering whether and to what extent to include refugee sponsors in their work with refugee clients.

Join us to hear how Lucine Tchakerian navigated such dilemmas and effectively partnered with sponsors to better meet the needs of refugee clients.

Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.

For more information please contact Sara Shahsiah at

Impact of Education on Social Inclusion for Refugees

This research symposium will bring together researchers from across education, health, human rights and other disciplines, to exchange ideas, promote research, education, discuss and facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion.

This symposium is a collaboration of Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, George Brown College, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health.