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What are the unmet health care needs of refugees?

This is a question that Jean-Nicolas Beuze from United Nations High Commission For Refugees and Dr, Michael Stephenson founder, director and chief physician of the Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre will try to answer during an information session organized by the Centre For International Governance Innovation and Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre.

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m EST

Location: CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo

To register and for more information, please click here


Posted: 11/12/2018 - 16:01

To help you navigate through the refugee hearing process, FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing Ready Tour.

This tour aims to prepare you for the refugee hearing and appeal.

Things you will learn:

  • What happens at the refugee hearing

  • Who can participate at your hearing

  • What to do if you did not attend your hearing

  • What to do if your hearing was canceled

  • What will happen once the hearing is done

Moreover, this will also be the opportunity to see an actual hearing room.

On top of that, you will be getting a simulated hearing.

By the end of the simulated hearing, you will receive feedback on areas such as clarity in answering questions, mannerisms, the tone of voice, and respect to the adjudicator.

Date: Thursday, 15th of November, 2018

For more information and to register, please click here


Posted: 11/12/2018 - 12:02

The application for refugee sponsorship should not be taken lightly.


To make sure that you submit everything correctly, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • an overview of the application process

  • recent updates and changes to processing

  • who can be included on one application package

  • what supporting documents need to be included in the application package

  • completing the forms for Groups of Five

  • completing the forms for Community Sponsors

  • proof of funds requirements

  • Completing refugee forms

Date: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m to 5 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here



Posted: 11/06/2018 - 13:59

The first step to successful integration and inclusion of refugees is the crumbling down of language barrier.

To establish a common platform for communication between front-line workers and newcomers while they develop their English language skill, the Canadian Council For refugees (CCR) is organizing a webinar training to get familiar with We Speak Translate project.

We Speak Translate project aims to re-purpose technology as a means to welcome and connect with communities.

Consequently, front-line workers will be trained in Google Translate.

For the participants who are not members of the CCR, the cost for the webinar is $25.

Date: Wednesday, 7th of November, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m to 3 p.m EST

For more information and to register, please click here



Posted: 11/06/2018 - 13:43

Moving abroad can be challenging and stressful for newcomers.

Adjusting to a new culture, language, and environment can be especially challenging for immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities.

To help settlement workers cater to immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities, the Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day training session.

Once the training is done, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different social and cultural understanding of disability in different parts of the world

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

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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

Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 8 Nelson St., W. Suite 206, Brampton


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


Posted: 11/06/2018 - 12:05

Working in a foreign country can be challenging.

After all, it entails adjusting to a new culture.

Cultural differences can be hard to get your finger on since most of it happens unconsciously.

But this can be avoided, provided that you get some preparations.

To help you know what to expect and know the differences with respect to work,  Central YMCA Newcomer Information Centre is organizing a workshop.

Attendees will get the opportunity to join a guest speaker from Focus Industry to explore the similarities and differences in Canadian culture and the workplace vs. other places in the world.

To be eligible, participants must be permanent residents (landed immigrants or convention refugees).

Date: Tuesday, 6th of November, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m to 5 p.m

Location: Central YMCA Newcomer Information Centre, 20 Grosvenor St, 3rd Floor,  Toronto

To register and for more information, please click here


Posted: 11/05/2018 - 12:43

What are the various steps in the application process when it comes to private sponsorship of refugees?

You might find the answers to this question through a webinar organized by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP).

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the application process

  • Recent updates and changes to processing

  • Who can be included on one application package

  • What supporting documents need to be included in the application package

  • Completing the forms for the Groups of Five

  • Completing the forms for Community Sponsors

  • Proof of funds requirements

  • Completing the refugees’ forms

Date: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m to 5 p.m EST

To register for the webinar, please click here


Posted: 11/01/2018 - 16:49

Are you still having some confusion in regards to who can be sponsored under the private sponsorship?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is trying to simplify things through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the PSR program?

  • Who can be sponsored?

  • Refugee status documents

  • What are they and who needs them?

  • An overview of sponsors' financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program

Date: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m to 5 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 10/31/2018 - 17:08

What does it take to be the private sponsor of a refugee and what responsibilities does it entail?

You might get the answers to this question through the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)’s webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the refugee sponsorship program

  • The history and launch of the PSR program

  • The PSR as part of a global resettlement

Date: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 10/31/2018 - 16:56

How to best carter to vulnerable newcomers’ needs? This is the question that Findhelp Information Services/211 Central will try to answer through its online training course.

This free e-learning course has four components:

  • Introduction to Information and Referral

  • Assessment Skills

  • Navigation Skills

  • Service coordination, follow-up and crisis intervention

This online course targets settlement workers or others who have direct contact with immigrants and refugees. The enrollment will be limited to 40 front-line settlement workers, Moreover, it will be on first-come-first-serve basis.

Date: Monday, 5th November to Sunday 2nd of  December, 2018

Time: 12:00 A.M EST

For more information or to register, please click here


Posted: 10/31/2018 - 13:52

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