Updates

Investing in refugee talent can be quite rewarding for  employers. 

The Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a panel of discussion on an innovative pilot project that connects employers with refugee talent. 

The panelists will share their experience participating in this project.

Participants will be able to learn more about the movement that builds a global refugee talent pipeline for companies and communities across Canada. 

Date: Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Scotia Plaza, 40 King St W, Toronto


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


Posted: 08/14/2019 - 15:19

Helping the refugee you sponsored settle in Canada requires a lot of preparation. 

To help you get ready for the arrival of the refugee, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • A recap of the Sponsors’ settle and financial responsibilities

  • A review of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on post-arrival financial support

  • The importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency 

  • How to manage expectations

  • What is power imbalance

  • The ethical aspects that one should consider

Date: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M 


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


Posted: 08/12/2019 - 10:29

There are always unforeseen events that happen in life. 

Did you have any change in circumstances since you submitted your application for private sponsorship of refugees?

If this is the case, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) about any update in your application. 

Participants will be able to know: 

  • The importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances

  • Who to contact and when

  • How to add dependents after having submitted an application

  • What forms to complete

  • What supporting documentation to include

Date: Friday, 16th of August, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 2:00 P.M


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


Posted: 08/12/2019 - 10:17

Submitting an application for refugee sponsorship can be quite stressful.

To maximize your prospects of a successful application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Get an overview of the application process

  • Know recent updates and changes made to processing 

  • Know who can be included in an application

  • Know what supporting documents need to be included in the package

  • Understand how to complete the forms for Groups Of Five

  • Know what proof of funds are required for Groups Of Five

  • Have knowledge on how to complete the forms for Community Sponsors

  • Be informed on the proofs of funds required for Community Sponsors 

  • Get to understand how to complete the refugees’ forms 

Date: Tues, 13th of August, 2019 

Time: 1:00 P.M to 2:00 P.M

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


Posted: 08/12/2019 - 10:07

Earlier in 2019, the Citizens For Public Justice (CPJ) launched their report The Most Vulnerable which explored how different stakeholders can apply an intersectional approach to their different areas of policy making and advocacy efforts. 

Following this report, the CPJ is organizing a panel of discussion. 

The panelists will discuss best practices, and give recommendations on how to improve intersectionality within movements that aim to uphold the rights of refugees. 

Date: Wednesday, 14th of August, 2019 

Time: 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M 

Location: 82 Kent Street, Currie Room, Ottawa

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


Posted: 08/08/2019 - 10:17

Workplace-refugee sponsorship happens when employees or the company itself form a group to sponsor refugees to resettle in Canada. 

uOttawa Refugee Hub is partnering with Impact Hub Ottawa to promote this kind of initiative. 

The refugee Hub wants help to recruit sponsors for the 1000 BVOR spaces remaining for refugees to resettle in Canada. 

Date: Thursday, 1st of August, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m

Location: 123 Slater Street, Ottawa

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

 


Posted: 07/29/2019 - 14:17

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop to help groups of five who are preparing themselves for a sponsorship application. 

Attendees will be able to learn more on: 

  • What documents they need

  • How to complete the sponsors’ form

  • How to calculate the cost of the sponsorship 

  • How to submit your application

  • Recent changes and update affecting the program

On top of that, participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions, get feedback on their completed forms, and book a one-on-one application review appointment.

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Location: 239 College Street, Room: Auditorium, Toronto

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


Posted: 07/24/2019 - 16:19

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto


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


Posted: 07/24/2019 - 14:46

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto


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


Posted: 07/24/2019 - 14:46


FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a free orientation for refugee claimants appealing the negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).  

This information session will enable refugees to know:

  • What they need to do to appeal their negative decision

  • What documents they need for their appeal

  • What happens during an appeal to the RAD

This session is aimed at frontline workers, placement students, staff, and volunteers. 

Date: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M 

Location: 208 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto 

To register for this event or for more information, please contact Carolina Teves at: cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org 


Posted: 07/24/2019 - 11:18

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