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January 25, 2017

CBCNews Kitchener Waterloo - 'My life's completely changed,' says Syrian refugee Tareq Ibrahim

One month after sharing his story with CBC News, Tareq Ibrahim has landed a job in his field with Cambridge insurance company Gore Mutual.

Ibrahim arrived in Kitchener in September 2015, but despite being fluent in English and having worked as a finance manager for multi-national corporations, he struggled to find work that matched his skills. 

January 24, 2017

The Kingston Wing - The KEYS Job Centre is giving Syrian refugees new to Kingston a shopping experience.

KEYS Kingston is one of 31 centres across Canada that are taking part in the Canadian government’s Refugee Assistance Program and it has so far welcomed 24 Syrian families and one family from Burundi with more to come.

January 11, 2017

Project Welcome - Enactus Ryerson invites Newcomer Syrians to a free Financial Literacy Workshop: Budgeting and Goal Setting (Conducted in Arabic).

The event is targeted towards newcomer Syrians in Arabic on basic financial literacy.

The module on January 19th, 2017 introduces the participants on Budgeting and Goal Setting.

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January 11, 2017

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital is pleased to offer Intermediate Trauma-Focused Care: A Training for Settlement Workers Serving Refugees.

December 05, 2016

Canadian Council for Refugees - One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees.

Canada’s warm response to refugees depends on everyone doing their part: all levels of government, institutions, community organizations and individual citizens.

November 30, 2016

Are you a private sponsor of refugees looking for tools and information to improve the sponsorship experience? Do you wish you knew more about successful communication across cultures, or do you wish you could talk to other sponsors, sharing what you’ve experienced and learning from each other?

November 29, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), in partnership with Refugee 613, is hosting a workshop for settlement agency staff based in Ottawa. The workshops will equip settlement agency staff, including settlement workers, managers, directors and other frontline workers, with training intended to support the services provided to privately sponsored refugees and work with refugee sponsors.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

November 22, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Toronto Public Library invite all Toronto-based private sponsors to attend an upcoming discussion group to share lessons-learned, challenges, successes, resources, and helpful tips about sponsorship.  

To register please click here

For more information, please contact Nadine at 416-290-1700, ext. 404 or email: torontorss@rstp.ca.  

November 22, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Toronto Public Library invite all Toronto-based private sponsors to attend an upcoming discussion group to share lessons-learned, challenges, successes, resources, and helpful tips about sponsorship.  

To register please click here

For more information, please contact Nadine at 416-290-1700, ext. 404 or email: torontorss@rstp.ca.  

November 15, 2016

Project Welcome - Enactus Ryerson invites Newcomer Syrians to a free Financial Literacy Workshop: How to Write a Resume or CV (Conducted in Arabic)

If participants have resumés of their own, we kindly ask them to bring it with them to the session.

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