Events & Articles

October 12, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with Refugee 613 invites private sponsors to a workshop on: Managing Expectations & Sponsorship Ethics in Refugee Sponsorship.

This workshop for new and experienced sponsors will explore various themes, including:

September 30, 2016

RSTP offers an online training course called Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program two to three times a year. The 10-week course provides basic information on sponsoring overseas refugees to Canada. It is intended for people in Canada who are interested in learning about and getting involved in the private sponsorship of refugees. The objective of this training is to offer a flexible way of learning about private refugee sponsorship issues and to reach out to new and potential sponsors in remote and rural areas of Canada.

September 27, 2016

Project Welcome - Enactus Ryerson invites Newcomer Syrians to a Free Financial Literacy Workshop (Conducted in Arabic). 

Banking in Canada:

September 27, 2016

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and York's Syrian Response and Refugee Initiative invite private sponsors to a workshop on: Managing Expectations & Ethics in Refugee Sponsorship.

The workshop will explore various themes, including:

September 27, 2016

The RSTP will be conducting a Training Workshop for Private Sponsors.

  • Managing Expectations
  • Application Forms

Please note that this workshop is open to Private Sponsors in Sarnia, Ontario.

Date: Tuesday October 4, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. EDT
Location: 28 Division Street - Trinity United Church - Cobourg, Ontario

September 27, 2016

The RSTP will be conducting a Training Workshop for Private Sponsors.

  • Managing Expectations
  • Sponsorship Ethics

Please note that this workshop is open to Private Sponsors in Sarnia, Ontario.

Date: Wednesday September 28, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: 150 North Christina Street - Lambton Shared Services Centre - Training Room #2-3

September 23, 2016

CBCNews NewBrunswick - Some old farmland outside of Fredericton is being used to help about 10 Syrian refugee families learn how to farm in Canada and to give them work experience and a little extra food at the table.

Twelve hectares of donated land in Keswick Ridge is being used as a training ground, known as the Tula Farm Project, aimed at teaching new farmers how to work Canadian soil.  

September 23, 2016

Sackville N.B. Tribune-Post – For their tireless work in ensuring three refugee families will eventually call this community home, members of the Sackville Refugee Response Coalition (SRRC) have earned Renaissance Sackville’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award.

September 15, 2016

Canadian Immigrant - With the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees last year, one immigrant entrepreneur wanted to do his part by promising to hire 100 in 365 days. That was Paramount Fine Foods president and CEO Mohamad Fakih who made an ambitious promise. We’re at the half waypoint, and the numbers are in.

September 15, 2016

CHCH Hamilton - While many Syrian refugees settling in Canada are struggling to find work, three women in Hamilton are finding success through cooking. Rawa’a, Dalal, and Manahel are so busy filling orders, they couldn’t even stop to do an interview. They’re preparing some traditional Syrian dishes.

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