Events & Articles

July 29, 2019

Workplace-refugee sponsorship happens when employees or the company itself form a group to sponsor refugees to resettle in Canada. 

uOttawa Refugee Hub is partnering with Impact Hub Ottawa to promote this kind of initiative. 

The refugee Hub wants help to recruit sponsors for the 1000 BVOR spaces remaining for refugees to resettle in Canada. 

Date: Thursday, 1st of August, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m

July 24, 2019

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop to help groups of five who are preparing themselves for a sponsorship application. 

Attendees will be able to learn more on: 

  • What documents they need

  • How to complete the sponsors’ form

  • How to calculate the cost of the sponsorship 

  • How to submit your application

July 24, 2019

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

July 24, 2019

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019 

July 24, 2019


FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a free orientation for refugee claimants appealing the negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).  

This information session will enable refugees to know:

  • What they need to do to appeal their negative decision

  • What documents they need for their appeal

  • What happens during an appeal to the RAD

July 16, 2019

Once the refugee you sponsored arrives in canada, there are certain responsibilities that you need to comply with.

To prepare you for what lays ahead, the Office For refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session. 

This session is for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

July 03, 2019

To mark the seven years of JAYU, the non-profit organization is doing a presentation of the award winning documentary For Sama

For Sama highlights the female experience of the war in Syria, it is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

The documentary recounts the story of Waad Al-Kateab’s life through the five years of uprising in Aleppo, Syria. 

July 03, 2019

To mark the World Refugee Day, Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a gala.

The gala will comprise of the following things: 

  • Raffle

  • Art exhibition featuring Omran Alfalour

  • Speciality cocktails

  • Food 

Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with and mentor refugees. 

July 03, 2019

Lessons Learned Simulations And Training is organizing a two days course on urban refugees. 

Participants will explore the social, political, and economic dynamics which arise from the interplay between stakeholders in humanitarian crises. 

The course aims to be the bridge between academic theory, critical “red teaming” approaches, and humanitarian practice. 

Once this course is completed, participants will be able to: 

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