Events & Articles

November 19, 2019

Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) are invited to a full-day workshop organized by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

November 15, 2019

The Refugee Hub is organizing a roundtable around refugee sponsorship. 

The recent publication of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees will be the focus of this roundtable.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lessons learned and the ways forward for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m 

November 14, 2019

The Waterloo Centre For German Studies is organizing a talk on Dr. Taylor’s latest book In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany. 

This will be an opportunity for people to discover the stories of the 40,000 unaccompanied children - children orphaned or separated from their families by the war. 

Without legal guardians, these children had no one to protect or advocate for them.

Date: Wednesday, 20th of November, 2019 

November 14, 2019

The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

This session will equip them with the final preparation before the refugees land in Ontario. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

November 14, 2019

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent is organizing a career event for refugees.

This will be a chance for them to learn more about private equity and venture capital spaces.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet professionals for networking.

Date: Thursday, 22nd of November 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please contact

November 13, 2019

The Toronto Arts Council is calling all Toronto-based artists or art managers who would be interested in the Refugee Artists Mentorship program.

This program gives funding for refugee artists to be mentored in their chosen artistic discipline. 

Please note that the session encompasses artists of all backgrounds and disciplines.

Date: Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019 

Time: 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m 

November 06, 2019

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is looking for people to fill out their survey on Group of Five (G5) and Community Sponsors. 

Target audience: 

  • People who have been or are considering to become a G5 sponsor

  • People who have information or ideas that they would like to share on G5 based on their experience 

November 06, 2019

The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference  is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship

November 04, 2019

Jumpstart Refugee Talent in collaboration with The Neighbourhood Organization are organizing a youth employment event. 

This event is targeted toward refugee youth aged from 16 to 30. 

The event will feature:

  • A presentation from Linkedin on career success 

  • Ikea’s and RBC’s presentation on their initiative to hire refugee youth

October 31, 2019

Maintaining a good mental health can be extremely challenging for refugees in Canada.

Especially if they have experienced trauma or have gone through a lengthy separation from their family and loved ones. 

To help refugees who went through this ordeal, CTFC / Infinite Development is organizing a mental health awareness event. 

Participants will learn more about trauma and well-being. 

Date: Sat, 9 November, 2019