Who said that dental and medical checkups have to be expensive? The Newcomers Network - The Peoples Church is organizing a Newcomers Health Fair.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get free medical and dental checkups.

There will also be a women’s health bus to provide gynecological services.

Participants will also get information on other areas of settlement, legal, and employment support.

Date: Saturday, 13th of October 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m

Location: 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto

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

Posted: 10/04/2018 - 13:54

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar which will focus on who can sponsor a refugee and who can be sponsored.

This webinar will also give participants an overview of the sponsors’ financial and settlement responsibilities.

Date: Wednesday, 10th of September 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m EDT


To register for this webinar, please click here.

Posted: 10/04/2018 - 12:02

The increase of violence against LGBTQI people in Uganda has led to a number of people fleeing to neighboring countries.

There are around hundreds of people in refugee camps who identify as LGBTQI to date.

Many of them are regularly harassed and at times attacked by fellow refugees because of their sexual orientation.

To help those refugees who are in grave danger, the Rainbow Railroad is organizing an information night.

Date: Thursday, 11th of October 2018

Location: Centre for Social Innovation Annex Location, 'The Garage', 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Time: 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m

To register for the event or have more information, please click here.

Posted: 10/04/2018 - 11:41

The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT)  invites you to an orientation that will give you the opportunity to connect with someone from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This session aims to help Cosponsor/ Resettlement group members to gain an understanding of the complex IRCC procedure and to learn how to connect with the visa office throughout the immigration process.

Date: Wednesday, 10th of October 2018

Time: 5:45 p.m to 7:15 p.m

Location: ORAT office, 1155 Yonge Street, Room 4A (4th floor), Toronto

For more details and to register, please click here

Posted: 10/04/2018 - 11:28

Are you considering to sponsor a refugee but do not know how to go about it?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar on the different sponsorship options.

Date: Tuesday, 2nd of October 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m

Please click here to register.  


Posted: 10/02/2018 - 10:54

Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships invites service providers to an interactive workshop that aims to create positive, welcoming, anti-oppressive spaces for vulnerable newcomers.

Participants will also be provided with a short PowerPoint presentation that they can use to briefly describe what they learned with their respective organization and peers.

Date: Thursday, 4th of October 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m

Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto

For more details on the event and to register, please click here.

Posted: 10/02/2018 - 10:43

Ever wanted to learn more about the experiences of a foreign correspondent to refugee camps abroad and his opinion on the resettlement of refugees in Canada? Well, wait no longer!
Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement is organizing a presentation on this subject.
Date: Thursday 4th of October 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m
Location: Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre (6th Floor), Toronto
To register for the presentation, please click here.

Posted: 10/02/2018 - 10:34

Global Migration and Health Initiative has decided to have a conversation around refugees. The immigration crisis that the world is experiencing is sparking debates which are increasingly becoming ideological and polarized.

To re-orientate the debate, the conversation will revolve around refugees’ identity, reality, and the challenges they face in regards to health and other issues - as seen by the three different presenters who will contribute to the conversation with their different perspectives.

Date: Thursday, 4th of October 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m EDT

Location: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 155 College Street Room HS610, Toronto,

To register for this event, please click here.

Posted: 10/02/2018 - 10:08

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to an  Information Session on Private Refugee Sponsorship.

The session will cover:

  • Who can be sponsored to come to Canada?
  • Who can sponsor?
  • PSR process
  • PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees
  • Q & A

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON

Please RSVP by sending an email to ihamid@rstp.ca

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 11:04

ORAT-Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto invites you to an information session on Pre-Arrival.

The Pre-Arrival session is for those sponsoring refugees who have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT) which includes the date that they will be arriving to Canada.

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

Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: ORAT, 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto, Ontario

To register please click here

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 10:20