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What are the best practices to ensure a better collaboration between private sponsors and settlement providers?

That is a question that the Allies In Refugee Integration (ARI) will try to answer through a webinar.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about what ARI discovered after four months of consultation and community research on that topic with stakeholders in Ontario.

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is happening in the settlement sector
  • What are the challenges and best practices for settlement workers and private sponsors relationship
  • Solutions
  • An overview of ARI project

Date: Tuesday, 26th of March, 2019

Time: 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/21/2019 - 17:24

Employment is essential for the integration and inclusion of refugees in Canada.

But, how can we ease refugees’ entry in the Canadian labour market?

To help refugees overcome obstacles and access employment opportunities that will support their integration and inclusion, Hire Immigrants is organizing a webinar.

Participants will be able to learn more about:

  • Tool that can help employment agencies identify the most suitable positions for refugees candidates
  • Partnerships with industries that making a difference in matching refugees with meaningful employment
  • Variations in competency and how to change how we assess success

Date: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m EST

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/21/2019 - 16:28

COSTI Immigrant services invites students in Grades 4 to 12 to write a poem around the theme “Refugee and Human Rights”.

The poems can be written either in English or French with a maximum of 24 lines.

The winner will be revealed on Thursday 20th of June 2019.

Deadline for registration: Friday, 29th of March, 2019

Time: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m

For more information, please click here




Posted: 03/21/2019 - 16:21

Rainbow Railroad is looking for volunteers to support LGBTQI+ refugees during their first year in Canada.

Rainbow Railroad matches each refugee with a group of volunteers (settlement team) that assist them in their daily errands and help them raise fund during their first in the Great North.

During that information session, prospective volunteers will be able to connect with experienced settlement team members and the Refugee Rainbow Railroad team.

This will be an opportunity for them to shoot their questions.

Date: Wednesday, 27th of March, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m

Location: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto

For more information or to register, please click here


Posted: 03/21/2019 - 15:40

The #IR_Aesthetics projects is a field research project that aims to investigate the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia and Greece through an interdisciplinary perspective.

The research focuses on the following themes:

  • Political expression in marginalised communities through graffiti and music

  • The use of technology and social networks within the migrant experience

  • The everyday geographies of the refugee crisis

  • Migration and trauma

  • Child migrants/unaccompanied minors

To bring individuals together to have a conversation around these topics, #IR_Aesthetics is holding an event.

This event will consist of a small reception followed by the formal discussion.

Date: Thursday, 28th of March, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/21/2019 - 11:28

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship program.

After all, it entails that the refugee will not longer get financial support from his private sponsor.

To help you prepare for that transition, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors start preparing for month 13

  • The month 13 checklist and needs assessment

  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for month 13

  • Services available for sponsored newcomers in month 13

  • Services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13

  • Evaluating the sponsorship

  • The post-sponsorship relationship

Date: Tuesday. 26th of March, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/18/2019 - 17:28

Discord and misunderstanding between refugees and their sponsors is completely normal.

After all, you cannot see eye to eye every time.

Especially since both parties come from different cultural background.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a workshop to help you navigate conflict.

Participants will be able to learn more on the following topics:

  • Definition of culture

  • Sources of culture

  • How are we different

  • Cultural lenses

  • Cultural perspectives

  • Cultural dimensions

  • Negotiating conflicts

  • And other related topics

Date: Thursday, 28th of March, 2019

Location:  Grand River Stanley Park Community Library, 175 Indian Road, Kitchener

Time: 10:30 a.m

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/15/2019 - 15:34

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

  • Who to contact and when

  • How to add dependents post-submission

  • What forms to complete

  • What supporting documents to include

Date: Thursday, 14th of March, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/12/2019 - 16:43

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

  • Sources of culture

  • How are we different

  • Our cultural lenses

  • Cultural perspective

  • Cultural dimensions

  • Negotiating conflicts

  • Conflict styles

Date: Thursday, 21st of March, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m

Location: GR meeting room, Grand River Stanley Park Community Library, 175 Indian Road, Kitchener

To register for this workshop or for more information, please click here


Posted: 03/12/2019 - 16:07


To help you understand refugees' experience better, Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies in collaboration with Initiative For Iranian Studies, and Iran Namag is organizing a forum.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a conversation with afghan professionals and activists.

Date: Friday, 15th of May, 2019

Time: 4:00 P.M TO 6:00 P.M

Location: Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies

For more information or to register for this event, please click here


Posted: 03/07/2019 - 15:07

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