Events & Articles

September 24, 2019

For many refugee claimants, their hearing can be quite stressful.

To help them prepare for the D-Day, FCJ refugee Centre is simulating a refugee hearing.

This will be a great opportunity for participants to learn: 

  • What will happen during their refugee hearing

  • How to prepare for their hearing 

  • Who can participate in their hearing 

September 24, 2019

The speaker Series Compassionate Justice Migration Global to Local is a social justice speaker series focused on the journey of refugees.

The panel discussion will give different perspectives on global issues, national policies, local implementation, and constraints to action.

Participants will be able to be informed on issues of social and community importance.

Date: Thursday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

September 23, 2019

Coming to Guelph as a refugee can be overwhelming.

Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington is organizing an information session to help you navigate through your new life.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Housing

  • Consumer services 

  • Employment and Business 

  • Money and Finances

  • Health and Child Care 

September 17, 2019

As tight housing market continues, it has become more and more difficult for private sponsors to find a house for the refugees they sponsored. 

To help private sponsors in their quest for housing, the Islington United Church is organizing a workshop.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the housing market

  • Collaborating with settlement agencies

September 17, 2019

Do you want to contribute to the plight of refugees around the world? 

You can do this by either sponsoring a participant or riding, walking, or leading a team with AURA  through Ride For Refuge. 

The Ride For Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event that helps you support charities which provide refuge and hope for the most vulnerable people in the world. 

Each participant will get the chance to:

September 12, 2019

Do you have any questions regarding the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVIR) program?

Th Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session.

Participants will have the answers to the following questions:

  • What is private sponsorship?

  • What are the responsibilities of sponsors?

  • What is the BVOR program? 

September 11, 2019

What are the contributions of refugees in Canada and what is the civil society’s role in welcoming them?

This will be the key theme of the panel discussion organized by Labour Community Services. 

Participants will be also able to have a refugee virtual reality experience. 

Date: Wednesday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM 

Location: 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON

September 10, 2019

What are the sponsors’ financial responsibilities according to the sponsorship agreement? 

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar. 

Participants will be able to get:

  • An overview of the Resettlement Assistance Program’s (RAP) rate 

  • A demonstration of how to use the RAP rates to calculate the minimum level of financial support required on arrival

September 10, 2019


How do refugees interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight? 

This is an aspect that the book Refugees’ Roles In Resolving Displacement And Building Peace explores. 

The book speaks both to academic debates and to the and human rights scholars who are concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts. 

The Refugee Hub & LERRN are organizing the book launch along with a panel of discussion. 

September 05, 2019

Who can sponsor And Who Can Be Sponsored - 11th of September  

The private sponsorship of refugees can be quite complex.

The refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RTSP) is organizing a webinar to help you grasp how it works.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the private sponsorship of refugees program

  • The specific requirements for Groups Of Five and Community Sponsors

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