Updates

Project Welcome - Enactus Ryerson invites Newcomer Syrians to a free Financial Literacy Workshop: How to Write a Resume or CV (Conducted in Arabic)

If participants have resumés of their own, we kindly ask them to bring it with them to the session.

Topics include:

  • What is a CV or Resume?
  • General Guidelines
  • The Master CV – Your first draft
  • Common CV Components
  • Sample Resumes

Date: Monday November 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Launch Zone - 3rd Floor Student Learning Centre 341 Yonge St. - Toronto

To register please click here

Posted: 11/15/2016 - 16:00

The RSTP invites you to a webinar on Exit Visa Issues.

Presenter:

  • Ahmad Fahim from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ottawa

Ahmad will talk about exit visa issues, including the usual requirements to get an exit visa and challenges observed with obtaining an exit visa and their impact on resettlement of refugees.

He will also give some specific examples and answer your questions. 

If you have specific questions, please send us in advance and we can ask Ahmad to address them during the webinar.

Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.

To register, please click here

Posted: 10/31/2016 - 15:31

Community Legal Clinic of York Region and Raymond Lo, Barristers and Solicitors invites you to the Refugee Law Free Information Session.

Topics:

  • Sponsoring other family member?
  • Undeclared child or spouse back home?
  • Eligibility for citizenship
  • Losing your PR status
  • Permanent Resident cards
  • Sponsorship breakdown
  • Immigration consequences of returning home
  • Common frauds on immigrants

For Syrian Refugees interpretation available.

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Vaughan Welcome Centre, 9100 Jane St. Building H Units 56-67 Vaughan, Ontario

To register or for more information please call at 905-508-5018.

Posted: 10/20/2016 - 16:15

Community Legal Clinic of York Region and Raymond Lo, Barristers and Solicitors invites you to the Refugee Law Free Information Session.

Topics:

  • Sponsoring other family member?
  • Undeclared child or spouse back home?
  • Eligibility for citizenship
  • Losing your PR status
  • Permanent Resident cards
  • Sponsorship breakdown
  • Immigration consequences of returning home
  • Common frauds on immigrants

For Syrian Refugees interpretation available.

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ebenezer United Church, 5000 Steels Ave. East, Markham Ontario

To register or for more information please call at 905-508-5018.

Posted: 10/20/2016 - 16:14

Community Legal Clinic of York Region and Raymond Lo, Barristers and Solicitors invites you to the Refugee Law Free Information Session.

Topics:

  • Sponsoring other family member?
  • Undeclared child or spouse back home?
  • Eligibility for citizenship
  • Losing your PR status
  • Permanent Resident cards
  • Sponsorship breakdown
  • Immigration consequences of returning home
  • Common frauds on immigrants

For Syrian Refugees interpretation available.

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, South Hill Shopping Centre 9325 Yonge St. Unit 31A, Richmond Hill, Ontario

To register or for more information please call at 905-508-5018.

Posted: 10/20/2016 - 15:51

Community Legal Clinic of York Region and Raymond Lo, Barristers and Solicitors invites you to the Refugee Law Free Information Session.

Topics:

  • Sponsoring other family member?
  • Undeclared child or spouse back home?
  • Eligibility for citizenship
  • Losing your PR status
  • Permanent Resident cards
  • Sponsorship breakdown
  • Immigration consequences of returning home
  • Common frauds on immigrants

For Syrian Refugees interpretation available.

Date: November 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Markham South Welcome Centre, 7220 Kennedy Rd, Unit 8, Hollywood Square, Markham, Ontario

To register or for more information please call at 905-508-5018.

Posted: 10/20/2016 - 15:47

Syrian Refugee Sponsor-to-Sponsor Roundtable: Sharing Lessons Learned, Challenges and Successes from Private Sponsors in York Region

Coordinated by: This project, coordinated by Job Skills and funded by United Way, Toronto and York Region, provides a series of free workshops that will give you:

  • An awareness of cultural practices and values that can deeply affect your ability to support newcomers from Syria
  • Lessons learned from experienced private sponsors
  • Connections and networking opportunities with other private sponsors in York Region
  • Information and materials from agencies supporting refugees in York Region
  • Insight into key challenges such as managing expectations, connecting families with community services, mental health concerns, supporting independence, building strong relationships and effective communication
  • A better understanding of the path to employment and employment-related factors faced by newcomers
  • The opportunity to ask questions and obtain useful tips from experience sponsors

Workshops for Sponsors, Volunteers & Potential Sponsors.

To Register please click here

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Welcome Centre Immigrant Services Vaughan - 9100 Jane Street, Building H, Units 56-67, Vaughan

Posted: 10/18/2016 - 15:59

Staff and volunteers supporting newcomers are invited for a day of learning that will include: informative workshops, networking and information exchange about needs, best practices, moving stories of personal success, and lessons learned.

The resettlement of refugees in Canada requires a comprehensive support system that can provide knowledge and sensitivity to assist with successful integration. The demand for services in York Region may be rising as the Government of Canada continues its commitment to resettle refugees from Syria and as the first wave of newcomers transitions beyond the first year of government and private sponsor supports.

This learning event is intended to help strengthen your ability to deliver effective and appropriate services to Syrian newcomers.

Topics include:

  • The diverse demographic and cultural background of Syrian newcomers
  • Refugee mental health and providing effective support
  • An overview of newcomer resettlement and integration in our community
  • The Welcome Centres and the Syrian experience
  • Resettlement of Syrian refugees - experiences and lessons learned

Featuring presentations from:

  • COSTI Immigrant Services
  • Hong Fook Mental Health Association
  • The Regional Municipality of York
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

The registration fee of $25.00 includes breakfast/refreshments/lunch, parking and Forum materials.

To Register please click here

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Village Hotel, 50 Valhalla Dr., Markham.

Posted: 10/18/2016 - 15:30

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with Refugee 613 invites private sponsors to a workshop on: Private Refugee Sponsorship: Groups of Five & Community Sponsors.

This free workshop for new and experienced sponsors will cover recent changes to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program:

  • Eligibility and admissibility
  • Specific requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors
  • Sponsorship process
  • Guidance and tips for completing application forms

To register please click here
For more information please contact Suneet Kharay at skharay@rstp.ca

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Sign-in and light refreshments from 5:30 p.m.)
Location:
Ottawa Main Library Room B125, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa

Posted: 10/12/2016 - 14:06

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with Refugee 613 invites private sponsors to a workshop on: Managing Expectations & Sponsorship Ethics in Refugee Sponsorship.

This workshop for new and experienced sponsors will explore various themes, including:

  • How expectations can be managed to avoid potential conflict and facilitate a successful sponsorship
  • Ethical practices for sponsoring groups
  • How to minimize power imbalance within the sponsor-refugee relationship.

To register please click here
For more information please contact Suneet Kharay at skharay@rstp.ca

Date: Tuesday October 25, 2016
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Sign-in and light refreshments from 5:30 p.m.)
Location: OCISO, 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

Posted: 10/12/2016 - 13:56

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