Updates

The settlement plan helps the group of five frame how they will provide the various aspects of settlement assistance necessary to help the refugee applicant(s) establish successfully in Canada.

This plan is used by the CPO-W to assess whether your group is providing the settlement and financial support.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar to help you prepare an effective settlement plan.

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

For more information or to register for that event, please click here


Posted: 02/05/2019 - 14:42

Cultural intelligence is required to achieve successful communication across cultures.

Especially when you are a refugee resettlement volunteer.

Keys Job Centre is organizing a workshop to help volunteers develop their cultural awareness.

The workshop aims to equip volunteers with tools and skills to help them build intercultural connections in their workplace and community.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How culture shapes actions, beliefs, communications, and relationships with others

  • Developing attitudes, knowledge, and skills to build your own cultural understanding

  • Becoming an intercultural ambassador

Date: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m to 8:30 pm

Location: Keys Job Centre, 182 Sydenham street, Kingston

To register for this workshop or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 12:41

Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for refugees.

However, this experience can be pretty challenging for refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Learning who refugees with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is a significant step towards an inclusive settlement sector.

After all, despite having a broad understanding of disability, we still fail to understand the unique obstacles that refugees with in/visible disabilities face.

It seems that the settlement sector has been unable to effectively address their specific needs.

The Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day accessibility training session to better cater to the needs to refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code

  • Identify best practices to support the inclusion of immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services , 3660 Hurontario St 7th floor , Mississauga

For more information or to register for this event, please click here


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 10:22

Ever had questions pertaining to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) processing time?

The Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This will be your opportunity to connect with IRCC directly.

This session will be an opportunity for sponsors and resettlement group members to learn about the complicated IRCC procedure and how to connect with the visa office throughout the whole sponsorship process.

Date: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

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

Location: ORAT office, 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

For more information or to register for this event, please click here

 


Posted: 01/31/2019 - 14:30

The Ontario Council of Agencies (OCASI) in collaboration with the Aids Committee of Ottawa (ACO), Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), KIND and Sommerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) are organizing a roundtable to develop strategies to better support LGBTQIA+ refugees.

The aim is to showcase the commitments made in the health, LGBTQIA+ and settlement serving sectors.

This will be an opportunity to explore and share best practices when services the members of this community.

Date: Friday, 15th February, 2019

Time: 9:00 to 16:00

Location: 240 Catherine street, Ottawa

To register or for more information, please click here


Posted: 01/31/2019 - 12:59

Do you want to put your skills and experience to use?

Welcome Talent Canada is looking for professionals with engineering, financial services, and IT experience to mentor a refugee.

The mentor will have the following duties:

  • Communicate principle and practices of the Canadian workplace and business culture

  • Help the mentee develop a professional network

  • Advise the mentee on effective job search strategies

Those interested have to fill out a form and meet the requirements of the program.

Please click here to fill out the form and become the mentor of a refugee.

Welcome Talent Canada is an initiative of Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in collaboration with Linkedin.

It aims to provide refugees with tools and resources to help them jumpstart their career in Canada.

Posted: 01/30/2019 - 15:28

The private sponsorship of refugees process can be rather complexed for some.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a workshop to walk you through the process.

This will be an opportunity to know more about:

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Who can be sponsor

  • The specific requirements for group of five sponsors

  • Settlement and financial requirements

  • Recent changes and updates on the program

Please note that this session will focus on group of five sponsors.

Date: Thursday, 31st January, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m to 7:45 p.m

Location: Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto

To register or for more information, please click here

Posted: 01/30/2019 - 11:28

You should not be neglecting your settlement plan.

After all, it provides proof that you have carefully planned out the settlement support that you will be providing once the refugee sets foot in Canada.

It informs the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) who will be doing the tasks associated with the settlement of the sponsored refugee(s).

To help you fill out the form, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here

Posted: 01/30/2019 - 11:06

Having expectations is perfectly normal after all, it is one of the necessary ingredient in life.

However, having unrealistic expectations can be quite detrimental for the refugee sponsorship experience.

To help you manage your expectations, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is doing a webinar.

Date: Friday, 8th of January, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here

Posted: 01/30/2019 - 11:00

Helping refugees find work is one of the main priorities of private sponsors.

However, in practice it is far from being an easy task.

To help private sponsors assist refugees in securing a job, Islington United Church is organizing a workshop.

Date: Saturday, 2nd of February, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m

Location: 25 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 01/28/2019 - 15:55

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