Events & Articles

June 02, 2017

Refugee Sponsorship Support Program will be hosting its next legal clinic on Saturday June 24, 2017 in downtown Toronto.

At these legal clinics, Refugee SSP offer free refugee sponsorship application support services from their trained pro bono lawyers. Refugee SSP are happy to work with you on cases that you are planning to submit through your SAHs as well as Groups of Five or Community Sponsors.

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

June 01, 2017

"Produced by the Niagara Regional Police Service Video Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Halton Regional Police Service, this video provides Arabic-speaking newcomers to Canada with an overview of the function and mandate of policing in Canada, Constitutional rights and what they can expect in terms of services and during encounters with the police".

Welcome to Canada - Arabic [Video] with English subtitles.

May 24, 2017

Access Alliance conducted key informant interviews to document how health, settlement and community agencies in Toronto, Peel and Kitchener-Waterloo regions planned and delivered services to Syrian refugee families. The goal of the symposium is to share results from our study, and discuss best practices in terms of planning, coordinating/collaborating and delivering services to refugee families, particularly when large cohorts of refugees arrive within short span of time.

May 10, 2017

This free public symposium will features guest speakers from research, policy, practitioner, and activist communities discussing the history, processes, research, and challenges for resettlement, particularly for young adults.

May 09, 2017

This research symposium will bring together researchers from across education, health, human rights and other disciplines, to exchange ideas, promote research, education, discuss and facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion.

This symposium is a collaboration of Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, George Brown College, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. 

May 04, 2017

With the influx of sponsored refugees, frontline service providers often find themselves wondering whether and to what extent to include refugee sponsors in their work with refugee clients.

Join us to hear how Lucine Tchakerian navigated such dilemmas and effectively partnered with sponsors to better meet the needs of refugee clients.

Share your own experiences and strategies during the discussion portion of this webinar.

For more information please contact Sara Shahsiah at sshahsiah@ocasi.org

April 26, 2017

Settlement, social service and health care providers across Canada are invited to enrol in this self-paced, online course on the mental health needs and considerations for Syrian refugees. The course and community of practice feature an inter-professional panel of experts, on hand to answer practice questions.

This training is part of the Refugee Mental Health Project, developed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and addresses the unique needs of refugee populations with specific focus on Syrian refugees.

April 24, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) has produced and uploaded new videos on the following topics which may of assistance to sponsoring groups:

  • Month 13 Planning
  • Managing Expectations
  • Power Imbalance; and
  • Sponsorship Ethics

 The videos are available on RSTP’s YouTube channel and website at the links below:

April 20, 2017

Cities of Migration - Learning Exchange invites you to a webinar: Family Matters: Strategies for Integrating Immigrant and Refugee Families.

April 19, 2017

The RSTP will be presenting in this workshop session organised by Wesley Urban Ministries Inc. Hamilton Ontario.  

The topics that will be covered include:

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