Updates

Maybe the private sponsorship program is still foreign to you.  

To help you understand this program better, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • The history of private sponsorship of refugee

  • How private sponsorship was launched

  • How private sponsorship is part of a global resettlement efforts

Date: Monday, 7th of January, 2019

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

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 12/28/2018 - 11:15

To help refugees who just landed in Canada, adjust to their new environment and the Canadian culture, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese Of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an informal gathering.  

During that meeting, the following topics will be covered:

  • Health

  • Culture

  • Politics

  • Financial literacy

  • Cellphones

  • Accomodation

  • Gender roles

  • Integration

Date: Friday, 28th of December, 2018

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

For more information or to register, please click here


Posted: 12/18/2018 - 10:43

It seems like it was just yesterday that you were welcoming the refugee you sponsored at the airport.

Next thing you know, month 13 is just around the corner.

To help you prepare for what lays ahead, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors prepare for Month 13

  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13

  • Services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13

  • Evaluating the sponsorship

  • Post-sponsorship relationship

Date: Friday, 21st of December, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here


Posted: 12/18/2018 - 10:40

Maybe you need to familiarize yourself with your responsibilities as a private sponsor.

To help you get the gist of it, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Recap of the private sponsor’s settlement and financial responsibilities

  • Why it is essential to connect refugees with a settlement agency

  • Managing expectations

  • Power imbalance

  • Ethical considerations

Date: Tuesday, 18th December, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 12/14/2018 - 10:23

What should you do once you receive a Notice Of Arrival Transmission (NAT)?

How do you make sure that the arrival of the refugee you sponsored goes as smoothly as possible?

To help you prepare for the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, Office For Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT)is organizing a Pre-Arrival session.

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

Date: Friday, 14th of December, 2018

Time: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m

Location: Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto, 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 12/11/2018 - 16:28


Submitting an application for the sponsorship of refugees can be quite stressful and complex.

To put all the odds on your side, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Targeted toward Groups of Five, Community Sponsors, and sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), the webinar will walk you through the various steps to submit an application to    Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O).

Date: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

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

To register, please click here  


Posted: 12/11/2018 - 10:54

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with the Immigration Refugees And Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are organizing a workshop focused on the private sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) as a Group Of Five or Community Sponsor.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the following things:

  • How to complete the application forms

  • The new requirements for Groups Of Five and Community Sponsors

  • How IRCC processes applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

  • What are the financial and settlement support standard for PSR applications

  • IRCC’s monitoring and assurance framework for PSR applications

Date: Monday, 10th December, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa

To register for this event, please click here


Posted: 12/07/2018 - 14:47

Incoming! Is a project for refugees artist by  Hamilton Artists Inc, a non-for-profit artist-run centre.

The NGO is organizing its first professional practice workshop.

The workshop aims to teach refugees how to find the right exhibition opportunities and how to prepare a successful application.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Finding galleries

  • Exhibiting their art

  • Writing applications

  • Terminology

Date: Thursday, 6th of december, 2018

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

Location: Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James St North, Hamilton

For more information and to register, please click here


Posted: 12/04/2018 - 16:42

Trauma Informed Services for settlement sector staff is part two of a training series organized by Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) in collaboration with The Canadian Center for Victims of Torture and Women’s Health In Women’s Hands Community Health Centre.

This workshop series aims to strengthen collaboration and partnership between newcomers and refugee serving organization.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding how to create a safe and welcoming environment from a Trauma Informed Perspective

  • Understanding ways to involve program participants (aka clients/guests) in meaningful ways

  • Increased knowledge of Best Practices around Burnout and Vicarious Trauma Support

  • Increased awareness of tools to cope with Compassion Fatigue

Date: Monday, 10th December, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m to 5 p.m

Location: 20 Grosvenor Street , Auditorium, 2nd Floor . Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 12/04/2018 - 15:48

The private sponsorship of Refugees is far from being an easy task.

To help you navigate through the process, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session.

The following topics will be covered during this session:

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

Please note that individual cases will not be discussed during the session.

However, participants can connect to have their application discussed in a one-on-one session afterwards.

Date: Wednesday, 5th December 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m to 8 p.m EST

Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street,7th floor, Mississauga

To register and for more information, please click here


Posted: 12/04/2018 - 15:42

Pages