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Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

Date: Thursday, 16th of May, 2019

Time: 5:30 P.M

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203, Toronto

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


Posted: 05/14/2019 - 09:46

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

Date: Thursday, 16th of May, 2019

Time: 5:30 P.M

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203, Toronto

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


Posted: 05/14/2019 - 09:39

The grassroot artist collective Multicultural Artists Coalition (MAC) is organizing a workshop to empower refugee artists.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Presentation of a report on gaps, systemic barriers, and other obstacles that affect refugee artist
  • Networking activities with City of Ottawa Art, Heritage, and Culture staff, other cultural promoters and supporters
  • Lecture on the decolonization of knowledge, arts, and culture
  • Poetry, music, and visual arts

Date: Thursday, 16th of May, 2019

Time: 3:00 p.m to 7:00 P.M

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

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


Posted: 05/14/2019 - 09:36

To provide some guidance in terms of justice for refugee and immigration matters, the Health Justice Program is organizing a seminar.

Participants will be able to:

  • Get an overview of common migratory trajectories

  • Understand how accessing justice in refugee/immigration matters can have repercussions on health across the migratory/post-migratory trajectory

  • Familiarize themselves with the appropriate referrals for patients with immigration-related legal issues

  • Master clinical documentation so that they can provide support to patients with immigration-related issues

Date: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 P.M

Location: St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto

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


Posted: 05/02/2019 - 14:55

Refugee 613 and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are inviting former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers working with sponsored refugees to a brainstorming session.

The objective is to find new tools and ideas that can be impactful.

Former refugees will receive a $25 honorarium and public transportation will be covered too.

Date: Saturday, 11th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

Location: YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street, Toronto

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


Posted: 05/02/2019 - 14:45

The Somali diaspora from around the world will be showcased during an exhibition.

The exhibition intends to explore the use of oral history and digital archives in order to keep cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.

This conference is part of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, a multimedia project that  studies the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by those who have been displaced.

Memories of Mogadishu Conference 2019 is in partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), MCIS Language Solutions, Carleton University, TakingITGlobal and Concordia University.

Date: Saturday, 4th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa

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


Posted: 05/02/2019 - 14:30

JAYU is organizing a photography exhibition that will focus on the lives and journeys of LGBTQI refugees around the world.

The evening will consist of keynote addresses, a panel of conversation around LGBTQI refugee resettlement, and the photography exhibition.

The portraits were taken by JAYU’s I Am Program, a year-round project that equips youngsters from underserved neighbourhoods with training in photography and social justice.

Date: Friday, 10th of May, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto

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


Posted: 05/01/2019 - 15:49

Over 300 delegates will attend the Canadian Immigration Summit 2019.  

The objective of the summit is to explore how Canada can respond proactively to

This year, the summit will lay emphasis on the following topics:

  • Populism

  • Future Skills And The Changing Nature Of Work

  • Settlement And Technology

  • Diversity In The Workplace

  • Intergovernmental Collaboration

  • Refugee Flows

  • Pan-Canadian Framework For The Assessment And Recognition Of Foreign Qualifications

  • Global Supply Of Talent

Date: Wednesday 8th of May to Thursday 9th of May, 2019

Time: 7:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa

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


Posted: 04/22/2019 - 15:16

Do you want to participate in the reshaping of private sponsorship of refugees?

Refugees 613 in collaboration with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is looking for former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers who work with privately-sponsored refugees.

Participants will have a full day of brainstorming focused on designing tools and ideas that can make an impact on private sponsorship.

Former refugees will have a $25 honorarium and Refugee 613 will cover public transportation.

Date: Saturday, 4th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

Location: OCISO, 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

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


Posted: 04/18/2019 - 15:32

To do its bit for Syrian refugees resettlement in Ontario, Tasytt, a Hamilton-based startup created a crowdsourced guide.

Offered in English and Arabic, the guide offers tips on lifestyle in Canada, education, taxes, and banking.

The guide aims to be a straightforward and fast introduction to to the processes, habits, and aspects of the Canadian culture that are not explicit.


Posted: 04/17/2019 - 16:53

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