Events & Articles

April 13, 2017


Magnet in partnership with YMCA of Greater Toronto is organizing a free webinar on "Syrian refugees: Understanding the Depth of Highly Skilled Talent".

This webinar is organized through Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). Why should you attend? The webinar will provide employers and community partners with an increased understanding of the Syrian refugees and their wealth of talent. It will inform employers and recruiters how to access this population to meet their labour force needs.

March 27, 2017

Participate in this webinar to learn from an experienced lawyer how to understand a refusal of an application by a privately sponsored refugee and what you can do about it.  We will look at the practical steps, including deadlines, filing requirements in Federal Court, obtaining the officer's notes, and the relevant documents needed.  We will also focus on identifying critical issues, and how to assess them. 

This webinar is jointly organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Réseau des Organismes et Groupes de parrainage des réfugiés au Québec (ROGPRAQ).

March 20, 2017

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the Sponsorship Cost Table. These updates are now live in the following guide:

Refugee Sponsorship Application Guide [IMM 5413] 

March 10, 2017

 The Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to host a free, interactive webinar about important tax topics for newcomers to Canada. These topics include:

  • Filing a tax return
  • Benefits and credits
  • Direct deposit and My Account
  • Helpful tools and tips

Participants can ask questions and get more information during the live webinar.

March 08, 2017

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) invites you to a webinar: Demystifying Misconceptions about Refugees.

This webinar will clarify some of the misconceptions about refugees, focusing on debunking common myths and examining the differences between refugees and migrants. The webinar will also provide information on the demographic of Syrian refugees that were sponsored and resettled to Canada in 2015/2016. 

March 07, 2017

CBC Nova Scotia - 'I like hockey now,' says Alaa Alhraki, who came to Canada 6 months ago.

Members of the Cole Harbour White Midget X team spent Saturday night in the gym at Armbrae Academy in Halifax teaching Syrian refugees how to play floor hockey.

One of the newcomers was Alaa Alhraki, 25, who moved to Canada six months ago. He said he appreciated learning the game.

March 06, 2017

The Spectator Hamilton - The joy in the YWCA gym was undeniable as about 100 Syrian refugee women and girls laughed, danced, shared a meal and celebrated their new lives in Canada.

The women were part of a group of 200 who participated in the Road to Wellness program run by the YWCA in collaboration with Wesley Urban Ministries, the agency now working with government- assisted refugees.

February 21, 2017

This summer, the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) is proud to offer 350 free spots to refugee children in Canadian summer camps across the country. Accredited Camps are providing hundreds of free spaces at their camps for children ages 4-15 who have come to Canada as refugees in the last three years.

Thanks to the generous donations from Accredited Camps across Ontario, we are offering free spots to a variety of camps, including:

February 08, 2017

Family reunification - How to Sponsor Syrian Refugees (conducted in Arabic).

This session will cover:

  • Who can be sponsored?
  • Who can sponsor?
  • How to to sponsor?
  • Family reunification under One Year Window and proof of refugee status recognition

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Neighbourhood House, 248 Ossington Ave. Toronto

January 30, 2017

Ryerson University, Project Welcome, invites newcomer Syrians to a free financial literacy workshop (Conducted in Arabic).

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

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