Events & Articles

June 19, 2019

A sponsorship breakdown happens when sponsors are unable or unwilling to give further support to the sponsored family prior to the end of the sponsorship period (usually the first 12 months  that the family is in Canada). It is an official declaration that an irremediable failure to meet the sponsorship arrangement has occurred. The responsibility for a sponsorship breakdown may either rest with the refugees or the sponsor. 

June 17, 2019

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship of refugees.

After all, it entails that the sponsored refugee will no longer rely on his private sponsor for financial support.

To help private sponsors get ready for what looms ahead, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors prepare for Month 13

  • The Month 13 checklist and needs assessment

June 17, 2019

To mark the World Refugee Day, AURA is organizing a World Refugee Day Brunch.

The objective is to commemorate the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

This will be an opportunity for participants to meet refugee sponsors, listen to live music, and have brunch.

Dr. Brian Goldman (CBC’s White Coat, Black Art) will be the key speaker of the night.

He will share his insights on the fundamental pillar of refugee sponsorship: empathy.

June 17, 2019

When sponsoring refugees, private sponsors do not only commit to providing financial support, they also have a duty to help the  refugee settle and integrate.

To help private sponsors brace themselves for what lays ahead once the refugee sets foot in Canada, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • A recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the private sponsorship program

June 12, 2019

Refugee claimants who received a negative response are invited by FCJ Refugee Centre to an information session.

Participants will be able to learn more on:

  • What they should do if they received a negative decision on their hearing

  • Where they should go if they want to appeal

  • Who can help them prepare an appeal

  • Are they eligible for an appeal

June 10, 2019

The Romero House (RH) is organizing an information session on refugee housing in Toronto.

Participants will be asked to ponder on the following questions:

  • What do you think the city’s priorities need to be?

  • How ca the city of Toronto improve housing opportunities?

This free session will be facilitated by a community partner.

June 10, 2019

To mark the World Refugee Day, Friends Of Refugees is holding its annual Refugee Walk.

Participants will meet at the north end of Queen’s Park and march through downtown Toronto and end at Nathan Phillips Square.

There will also be accounts on some refugee experiences in Canada.

Date: Tuesday, 20th of June, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m

June 10, 2019

How do we dispel and counteract myths and misconceptions around refugees in our community?

This is a question that Life As A Refugee (LAAR) 2019  try to answer during its annual conference.

Held by the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, the conference will revolve around four themes: pre-arrival, landing, settlement, and integration.

Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People will be the keynote speaker of the event.

June 10, 2019

Matthew House, the non-for-profit organization that provides home for refugee claimants is organizing its annual community dinner.

The objective is to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Participants will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes from around the world.

Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m

Location: Matthew House ,Toronto, 981 Dundas Street West, Toronto

June 10, 2019

Co-hosted by University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Université Saint Paul, Université du Québec en Outanouais, The Refugee Hub, and Human Rights Research and Education, Humanizing Migration is a bilingual forum that aims to humanize public debate around migration in Canada.


There will be workshops on:

  • Access to education

  • Environmental displacement

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