Events & Articles

August 12, 2019

Submitting an application for refugee sponsorship can be quite stressful.

To maximize your prospects of a successful application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Get an overview of the application process

  • Know recent updates and changes made to processing 

  • Know who can be included in an application

August 08, 2019

Earlier in 2019, the Citizens For Public Justice (CPJ) launched their report The Most Vulnerable which explored how different stakeholders can apply an intersectional approach to their different areas of policy making and advocacy efforts. 

Following this report, the CPJ is organizing a panel of discussion. 

The panelists will discuss best practices, and give recommendations on how to improve intersectionality within movements that aim to uphold the rights of refugees. 

July 30, 2019

Tolerance, respect, and community orientation characterize Canadian society. Though people tend to be individualistic, contributing to the betterment of the community is a priority. The nation’s role in the United Nations’ peacemaking missions and contribution to foreign aid are proof that Canadians love community contribution. 

July 29, 2019

Workplace-refugee sponsorship happens when employees or the company itself form a group to sponsor refugees to resettle in Canada. 

uOttawa Refugee Hub is partnering with Impact Hub Ottawa to promote this kind of initiative. 

The refugee Hub wants help to recruit sponsors for the 1000 BVOR spaces remaining for refugees to resettle in Canada. 

Date: Thursday, 1st of August, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m

July 24, 2019

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop to help groups of five who are preparing themselves for a sponsorship application. 

Attendees will be able to learn more on: 

  • What documents they need

  • How to complete the sponsors’ form

  • How to calculate the cost of the sponsorship 

  • How to submit your application

July 24, 2019

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

July 24, 2019

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

July 24, 2019


FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a free orientation for refugee claimants appealing the negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).  

This information session will enable refugees to know:

  • What they need to do to appeal their negative decision

  • What documents they need for their appeal

  • What happens during an appeal to the RAD

July 16, 2019

Once the refugee you sponsored arrives in canada, there are certain responsibilities that you need to comply with.

To prepare you for what lays ahead, the Office For refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session. 

This session is for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

July 03, 2019

To mark the seven years of JAYU, the non-profit organization is doing a presentation of the award winning documentary For Sama

For Sama highlights the female experience of the war in Syria, it is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

The documentary recounts the story of Waad Al-Kateab’s life through the five years of uprising in Aleppo, Syria. 

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