Events & Articles

October 30, 2019

Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country.  Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive. 

October 29, 2019

On the 4th of June 1969, Canada signed the 1951 Convention  pertaining to the status of refugees, 18 years after it was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Canada has forged quite a reputation as being a leader in refugee resettlement. Unlike economic immigrants, refugees did not make a conscious choice to leave their country to seek a better life elsewhere. They fled their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced persecution.

October 25, 2019

To understand the refugees’ journey and struggle, you have to be able to walk in their shoes. 

Oxfam Canada and FCJ Refugee are organizing an exhibition on the real objects donated to refugees in their new countries, as symbols of friendship and solidarity. 

The objects will be accompanied with stories that aim to be a reminder of the strength and resilience of people forced to flee their homes. 

October 24, 2019

Maybe it is your first time working with a Sponsorship Agreement Holder,  the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and the United Church of Canada is organizing a workshop  to familiarize private sponsors with the inner workings. 

Participants will be able to know:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a SAH

  • Cap space allocations

  • Best monitoring practices

October 21, 2019

Month 13  is a milestone for both the private sponsor and the sponsored refugee, it marks the end of financial assistance. 

To help you prepare the refugee you sponsored for that day, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) 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

October 21, 2019

Maybe due to unforeseen circumstances, you found yourself having to add dependents or update your private sponsorship application after having submitted it. 

To make sure that you do not make any errors while adding new elements to your application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered: 

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

October 16, 2019

There is a lot of documents to submit and factors to consider when submitting an application for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to walk you through the process. 

The webinar will cover the following topics: 

October 15, 2019


Now that you have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT), things are starting to happen. 

To help you lay the foundation for a good sponsorship experience, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 30th of October, 2019

October 09, 2019

If it is your first time sponsoring a refugee, the process can be quite complex.

To simplify things, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session. 

Participants will be able to learn:

  • Who can be sponsored under the PSR program

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Refugee status documents

October 08, 2019

Now that you got your Notice of Arrival (NAT), the refugee you sponsored will finally come to Canada. 

To help you prepare for his arrival, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is holding an information session. 

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

Date: Wed, 16th of October, 2019 

Time: 5:30 p.m to 6:45 p.m

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