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RSTP Professional Development webinar for Settlement Professionals: supporting Privately Sponsored Refugees

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The Settlement Support Connection Team at RSTP is pleased to invite you to a Professional Development webinar about supporting Privately Sponsored Refugees and PSR and BVOR newcomers.

About the webinar

This Professional Development Webinar is intended for Settlement Front-Line Staff.

This session will equip settlement workers with additional tools to better support clients who arrived as sponsored refugees and to collaborate effectively with the clients’ sponsors to ensure a smooth settlement experience.  

The session will cover the following topics:  

  • key elements of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs,
  • IRCC's expectations for sponsored refugees to access government-funded settlement services,
  • the complementary roles of sponsors and settlement professionals in providing settlement support,
  • description of the Settlement Support Connection project,
  • best practices for collaboration with sponsors.


  • May Amouri: Project Facilitator, RSTP
  • Anoush Newman: Project Facilitator, RSTP

Join the session to get the most up-to-date information from IRCC on these programs!

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Event Details

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