Events & Articles

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.

September 14, 2016

Halton Community Legal Services is hosting free workshops to refugee sponsors, groups and organizations supporting refugees.

Come and learn how to improve your advocacy skills to assist refugees in their resettlement.

The workshops will also explore how to overcome a lack of Canadian experience in job seeking and what is available if financial independence is not established by the end of the sponsorships.

September 14, 2016

Halton Community Legal Services is hosting free workshops to refugee sponsors, groups and organizations supporting refugees.

Come and learn how to improve your advocacy skills to assist refugees in their resettlement.

The workshops will also explore how to overcome a lack of Canadian experience in job seeking and what is available if financial independence is not established by the end of the sponsorships.

September 14, 2016

The Record Kitchener - Thousands of Waterloo Region's Muslims celebrated one of biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium on Monday, with a special embrace for their newest Syrian additions.

With bouncy castles, a kids' train, rock climbing, basketball battles and games of bean bag toss, the Eid celebrations had a carnival atmosphere. Excited kids zigzagged through the crowd, hopped up on cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.

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