Events & Articles

October 08, 2019

Now that you got your Notice of Arrival (NAT), the refugee you sponsored will finally come to Canada. 

To help you prepare for his arrival, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is holding an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for arrival and pick up at the airport.

Date: Wed, 16th of October, 2019 

Time: 5:30 p.m to 6:45 p.m

October 04, 2019

An initiative of ACCESS Employment, the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable is a hiring event for any refugees looking for a job in Toronto. 

ACCESS Employment will be bringing refugees and employers together.

Unlike job fairs, this hiring event will give refugees the opportunity to be interviewed on the spot. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet employment consultants who can help them present themselves to employers. 

October 04, 2019

The Refugee Highway Partnership is a network of Christians, churches, and organizations that help resettle refugees in Canada. 

The roundtable is a platform for them to talk about how they can help one another and inspire each other to better help refugees.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional development training and trauma counselling. 

Date: Wednesday, 23rd of October, 2019 

Time: 2:30 p.m 

September 26, 2019

Recent updates were made to the post-arrival financial support.

To help private sponsors gets acquainted with these changes, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to be presented with different kind of case scenarios,

Date: Friday, 27th of September, 2019 

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M 

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?