Events & Articles

April 06, 2021

The RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program and How Does it Work?

March 31, 2021

Over the past few years, the Government of Canada has kept its commitment to help Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh start new lives in this country. Over 1,400 have settled in Canada since 2017, escaping unimaginable horrors at the hands of Daesh. Yet many of these refugees had to leave family members behind.

March 25, 2021

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to an Online Discussion Group - Ask Anything About: The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

Over the next six Thursdays, I will be hosting a 1 hour online group discussion time.

Each week Canadian sponsors can ask anything about:

March 18, 2021

CLEO Legal Information invites you to a webinar: Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19.

The federal government introduced a new program that would allow some refugee claimants working in the healthcare sector to apply for permanent residence. The program aims to acknowledge refugee claimants’ exceptional service working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2021

The Private Refugee Sponsor Network Ontario presents : 

Recognizing newcomer mental health needs.

A two-part online workshop for private sponsors- Faith-based Community and Groups of Five

Join to learn more about identifying behaviours, dealing with stressors, addressing newcomer expectations and determining when to refer issues to the experts.

April 10th & May 8th

Online event.

March 11, 2021

Refugees can be resettled in Canada via different resettlement programs. The main difference between these programs is the breakdown of the financial and non-financial support from the government of Canada and private sponsors.

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors while provide an in-depth look at what is Month 13 and when sponsors should start preparing for the transition to Month 13:

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

Date: March 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

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