Events & Articles

June 10, 2019

How do you keep Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the loop if there is any change in circumstances (change in family composition, change of contact details, mailing, or residential address etc…)?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will explain to you through a webinar what you need to do in the event that this was to happen to the refugee you are sponsoring.

Participants will know get to know the following things:

  • Who to contact and when

June 04, 2019

Refugee accounts are essential to understanding the challenges of being a refugee.

To mark the World Refugee Day, Toronto Public Library invited local author Maryam Rafiee to present her new book Dear Baba: A Story Through Letters.

Her book recounts her life as a teenager in Iran, with her father imprisoned because of his political views.

During that time, Maryam wrote him several letters that she was unable to send.

Those letters were published in her new book.

June 04, 2019

To celebrate the World Refugee Day, Waterloo Region community is organizing its annual Refugee Art Show.

The art exhibition will feature the following local and international artists:

  • Euan Gray

  • Kemal Vural Tarlan

  • Pamela Rojas

  • Waterloo Collegiate Institute

Date: Saturday, 8th of June, 2019

June 04, 2019

Waterloo Region’s community is celebrating the World Refugee Day.

The theme chosen for this year is “Becoming Neighbours”.

Participants will be able to enjoy the following activities:

  • Performances by Gatako singers

  • Art exhibition by refugees

  • Dance workshops for all ages

  • Building a lego neighbourhood brick by brick

May 31, 2019

Cathay House, a communal residence that provides transitional housing for women refugee claimants and convention refugees is organizing its spring gala.

Participants will be able to make the most of:

  • Inspiring stories

  • Lively entertainment

  • Three course meal

Date : Sunday, 9th of June, 2019

Time: 4:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m

May 31, 2019

Applying for the private sponsorship of a refugee can be quite complex and stressful.

To make sure that you do not miss out anything and out all the odds in your favor, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the following things:

  • The application process

  • Recent updates and changes in the process

May 24, 2019

The Rainbow Railroad, an international Non-For-Profit organization that helps LGBTQI people facing extreme violence and persecution come to Canada is organizing an information session.

The session will focus mainly on  how to find housing for privately sponsored LGBTQI refugees.

The aim is to find short and long-term accommodation for refugees.

Date: Tuesday, 4th of June, 2019

Time: 6:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M

May 14, 2019

The X Page is a storytelling workshop that connects women who are either refugees or immigrants with artists.

The objective is to get the artist to mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.

During a 12-week writing and performance workshop facilitated by professional artists, 19 refugees and immigrants from Waterloo developed a narrative.

Each of their narrative was then merged in a cohesive presentation that will be shared publicly.

May 14, 2019

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

May 14, 2019

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.

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