Updates

While you are expecting the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a workshop.

The aim? Help private sponsors and volunteers learn more about the needs of the refugee.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about:

  • How to manage expectations

  • How to build trust

  • How to set the rules of support

  • How to develop tools that will help the newcomer integrate

Date: Thursday, 21st of February, 2019

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

Location: ORAT office, 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

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


Posted: 02/19/2019 - 10:23

Unforeseen and unexpected events are part and parcel of life.

Likewise, sometimes private sponsors find themselves having to update their application due to unexpected events.

To help private sponsors add dependents after submission or to simply update applications because of new elements, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • The importance of keeping  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) up to date with any changes in circumstances

  • Who to contact and when

  • How to add dependent after submission

Date: Thursday. February 21st, 2019

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

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


Posted: 02/15/2019 - 10:00


What are the ingredients for a successful private sponsorship of refugee application?

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An outline of the application process

  • Recent updates and changes in regards to processing

  • Who can be included in the application package

  • What needs to be included in the application package

  • How to complete the forms as a group of five

  • How to complete the forms as community sponsors

  • What are the requirements when submitting the proof of funds

  • How to complete the refugees’ forms

Date: Monday, 11th of february, 2019

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

To register for this event, please click here


Posted: 02/11/2019 - 15:23

The private sponsorship of refugees (PSR) is far from being easy process.

To help you grasp the PSR, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the private sponsorship program

  • Who can sponsor

  • Refugee status documents

  • An overview of the sponsors’ financial and settlement responsibilities

Date: Monday, 11th February, 2019

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

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


Posted: 02/07/2019 - 15:32

The settlement plan helps the group of five frame how they will provide the various aspects of settlement assistance necessary to help the refugee applicant(s) establish successfully in Canada.

This plan is used by the CPO-W to assess whether your group is providing the settlement and financial support.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar to help you prepare an effective settlement plan.

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

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

For more information or to register for that event, please click here


Posted: 02/05/2019 - 14:42

Cultural intelligence is required to achieve successful communication across cultures.

Especially when you are a refugee resettlement volunteer.

Keys Job Centre is organizing a workshop to help volunteers develop their cultural awareness.

The workshop aims to equip volunteers with tools and skills to help them build intercultural connections in their workplace and community.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How culture shapes actions, beliefs, communications, and relationships with others

  • Developing attitudes, knowledge, and skills to build your own cultural understanding

  • Becoming an intercultural ambassador

Date: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m to 8:30 pm

Location: Keys Job Centre, 182 Sydenham street, Kingston

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


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 12:41

Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for refugees.

However, this experience can be pretty challenging for refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Learning who refugees with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is a significant step towards an inclusive settlement sector.

After all, despite having a broad understanding of disability, we still fail to understand the unique obstacles that refugees with in/visible disabilities face.

It seems that the settlement sector has been unable to effectively address their specific needs.

The Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day accessibility training session to better cater to the needs to refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code

  • Identify best practices to support the inclusion of immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services , 3660 Hurontario St 7th floor , Mississauga

For more information or to register for this event, please click here


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 10:22

Ever had questions pertaining to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) processing time?

The Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This will be your opportunity to connect with IRCC directly.

This session will be an opportunity for sponsors and resettlement group members to learn about the complicated IRCC procedure and how to connect with the visa office throughout the whole sponsorship process.

Date: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

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

Location: ORAT office, 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

For more information or to register for this event, please click here

 


Posted: 01/31/2019 - 14:30

The Ontario Council of Agencies (OCASI) in collaboration with the Aids Committee of Ottawa (ACO), Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), KIND and Sommerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) are organizing a roundtable to develop strategies to better support LGBTQIA+ refugees.

The aim is to showcase the commitments made in the health, LGBTQIA+ and settlement serving sectors.

This will be an opportunity to explore and share best practices when services the members of this community.

Date: Friday, 15th February, 2019

Time: 9:00 to 16:00

Location: 240 Catherine street, Ottawa

To register or for more information, please click here


Posted: 01/31/2019 - 12:59

Do you want to put your skills and experience to use?

Welcome Talent Canada is looking for professionals with engineering, financial services, and IT experience to mentor a refugee.

The mentor will have the following duties:

  • Communicate principle and practices of the Canadian workplace and business culture

  • Help the mentee develop a professional network

  • Advise the mentee on effective job search strategies

Those interested have to fill out a form and meet the requirements of the program.

Please click here to fill out the form and become the mentor of a refugee.

Welcome Talent Canada is an initiative of Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in collaboration with Linkedin.

It aims to provide refugees with tools and resources to help them jumpstart their career in Canada.

Posted: 01/30/2019 - 15:28

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