Events & Articles

January 23, 2020

When #refugees use their own creativity, talents, ideas, opinions, and imagination to put on an original theatre show. Check this out if you want to break away from abstract discussions and instead build an understanding between newly arrived refugees and local populations.

January 20, 2020

It can take some time before grasping your responsibilities as a private sponsor towards the refugees that you are sponsoring. 

To help you get there, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program 9RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

Attendees will be able to get:

  • A recap of the sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program

  • A review of the FAQs on post-arrival financial support

January 20, 2020

Month 13 is a turning point in the private sponsorship experience. 

After all, it marks the end of the financial commitment that sponsors had toward the refugees they sponsored. 

However, before getting there, it is important to prepare the refugees for what lays ahead. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you prepare. 

The following topics will be covered: 

January 20, 2020

How do you make sure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is kept in the loop while life happens? This will be the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program’s (RSTP) main webinar theme.

January 13, 2020

For years, Fathi Mursal watched his country being ravaged by widespread ethnic cleansing due to civil war. Unable to take it anymore, he decided to flee his country in search for a better future. In this blog post, he recounts his journey to the Great White North.

January 13, 2020

The impact of insecure environment, traumatic incidents,  and chronic stress heavily impacts Syrian refugees.

To help frontline workers better understand them, the Jewish Family Services of ottawa is organizing (JFS) a mental wellness workshop. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Understanding Syrian Culture and cross cultural sensitivity

  • Emotional experiences related to migration journey 

January 06, 2020

What leads some people to become private sponsors for refugees? D. Martin Mark recounts his journey as a private sponsor in a humble and intimate setting.

January 02, 2020

Refugee claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity are the most complex and difficult cases that the Immigration and Refugees Board (IRB) gets. The Centre for Refugee Studies is organizing a seminar to discuss the common pitfalls that the IRB makes to assess these claims.

January 02, 2020

Acclimating to the norms and customs of your host country can be quite hard at the beginning. To help you get familiar with the Canadian workplace culture, YMCA of Greater Toronto Newcomer Information Centre is organizing an information session.

November 22, 2019

Do you want to have more knowledge on the motivations and goals of displaced people? Lessons Learned Simulations and Training is organizing a two-day professional development course. Social, political, and economic dynamics will be at the centre of this course.