Events & Articles

September 20, 2017

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with Deer Park Library invites you a free training session on sponsors’ responsibilities and refugees’ rights in the PSR context.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The responsibilities of groups engaged in private refugee sponsorship
  • The rights of privately sponsored refugees
  • Possible areas of disputes

Date: October 7th, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Deer Park public Library, 40 St. Clair Ave. East. Toronto

September 08, 2017

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI invites you to a webinar: Leading the Way in Mental Health Promotion for Refugees and Newcomers.

August 28, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a webinar on the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program and the Eritrean refugees.

Tereza Hadzic resettlement associate with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR) will join the webinar to provide:

  • A brief description of the profiles of Eritrean refugees, including those identified for resettlement by UNHCR
  • Discussion on the prospects of durable solutions, including resettlement, for Eritrean refugees

 Parastoo Aznavehzadeh ( BVOR Worker) will provide:

August 28, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (Refugee SSP) is hosting a free information session in Ottawa for sponsors and newly arrived refugees.

Attendees will learn about:

August 28, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), will be hosting a Training workshop For Groups of Five and Community Sponsors in Mississauga.

Topics will include:

  • Application Process
  • Who can be included
  • Application Forms - Sponsors/Refugees
  • Review Forms

Parking: is free please obtain a parking permit in the lobby

Date: August 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th Floor, Mississauga

August 23, 2017

You are invited to participate in a web-based survey about private sponsorship of Syrian refugees.  Our goal is to learn more about private sponsors of Syrian refugees, their motivations and their experiences. Your responses to this survey will contribute to a greater understanding of Canada’s unique private refugee sponsorship program.

The survey was developed by a team of independent researchers at the University of Toronto and York University (listed below). We are not affiliated with government or any other organization.

August 21, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a free workshop for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who wish to form a Group of Five.

The workshop will provide an in-depth look into sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five.

August 17, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (Refugee SSP) will be hosting its next free legal clinic.

Come to the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program's free clinic to meet with a lawyer who can:

  • Provide information about the requirements of Canada's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program
  • Help fill out and review your sponsorship forms

At these legal clinics, Refugee SSP offers free refugee sponsorship application support from their pro bono lawyers that have been trained by RSTP. 

August 14, 2017

Refugee Sponsorship Training program (RSTP) and London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) are inviting you to their free session on sponsorship, settlement and post arrival support and the resettlement of Yazidi resettlement in London.

This session will be open to potential and active private refugee sponsoring groups and will include the topics below:

August 02, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (Refugee SSP) is hosting a free information session in Toronto for sponsors and newly arrived refugees.

Attendees will learn about: