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Cultural sensitivity is a set of skills that enables one to understand and learn about other people whose background is different from theirs.
This skill set is very important for sponsors who will have to deal with refugees who are of different cultures.
To help you develop cultural awareness, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.
This webinar will provide private sponsors with information pertaining to cross-cultural communication styles.
The following topics will be covered:

  • Dimensions of culture
  • Aspects of cultural differences
  • Visible and non-visible aspects of culture
  • Individuals and family dynamics
  • Verbal and nonverbal communications
  • Differences within the “similarly perceived” cultures
  • The refugee experience
  • How to meet halfway

Date:Saturday, 19th of January 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m EST


Please click here to register

Posted: 01/16/2019 - 10:26

Things do not always go as planned.

Maybe after submitting your application, there were new information that needed to be added or you wanted to add a dependent.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar that will explain how to update an application that you have already submitted.

  • The importance of keeping Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) up to date with the changes in circumstances
  • Who to contact and when
  • How to add dependents post submission

Date: Friday, 18th of January, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m


To register or for more information, please click here



Posted: 01/14/2019 - 10:48

Developing cultural awareness is one of the first thing that you need in order to get on the right foot with the refugee you sponsored.

To help you be culturally sensitive, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Dimensions of culture

  • Aspects of cultural differences
  • Visible and non-visible aspects of culture
  • Individual and family dynamics
  • Verbal and nonverbal communications
  • Differences within “similarly perceived” cultures
  • Refugee experience

Date: Thursday,17th of January, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

To register or for more information, please click here


Posted: 01/09/2019 - 12:28

The application process for private sponsorship can be stressful and quite complex.

To help you submit a successful application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the application process
  • Updates and changes affecting the process
  • Who can be included in an application package
  • What kind of supporting documents can be included in the application
  • How to complete the forms as a Group Of Five
  • Completing the form as Community Sponsors
  • The requirements for proof of funds
  • How to complete the refugees’ forms

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 01/07/2019 - 10:33

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

Date: Wednesday, 9th of January, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m

Posted: 12/28/2018 - 12:15

Maybe the private sponsorship program is still foreign to you.  

To help you understand this program better, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • The history of private sponsorship of refugee

  • How private sponsorship was launched

  • How private sponsorship is part of a global resettlement efforts

Date: Monday, 7th of January, 2019

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

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 12/28/2018 - 11:15

To help refugees who just landed in Canada, adjust to their new environment and the Canadian culture, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese Of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an informal gathering.  

During that meeting, the following topics will be covered:

  • Health

  • Culture

  • Politics

  • Financial literacy

  • Cellphones

  • Accomodation

  • Gender roles

  • Integration

Date: Friday, 28th of December, 2018

Time: 5:45 p.m to 7:15 p.m

For more information or to register, please click here


Posted: 12/18/2018 - 10:43

It seems like it was just yesterday that you were welcoming the refugee you sponsored at the airport.

Next thing you know, month 13 is just around the corner.

To help you prepare for what lays ahead, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors prepare for Month 13

  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13

  • Services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13

  • Evaluating the sponsorship

  • Post-sponsorship relationship

Date: Friday, 21st of December, 2018

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

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 12/18/2018 - 10:40

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

  • Power imbalance

  • Ethical considerations

Date: Tuesday, 18th December, 2018

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

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 12/14/2018 - 10:23

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

Time: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m

Location: Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto, 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto

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


Posted: 12/11/2018 - 16:28

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