Events & Articles

October 26, 2021

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) announces that IRCC’s Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) program will restart in early 2022.

The program will continue to open doors and hearts, and give people in Canada a chance to sponsor refugees.

RSTP will share more details on the program’s opening dates and upcoming information and training webinars shortly. This is a great time to get ready, by learning about the BVOR sponsorship program, how it works, and what it can mean to both you and the refugees you’ll sponsor. 

October 26, 2021

This online session will provide an orientation on the responsibilities of CGs and co-sponsors when working with SAHs to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

October 26, 2021

An online workshop for private refugee sponsors Faith-based, Community and Groups of Five.

October 21, 2021

Private sponsors and settlement workers share the same goal : to support the successful settlement of sponsored refugees to Canada.

October 19, 2021

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is pleased to offer a series of information sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

October 13, 2021

The Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) has increased its income support levels in order to ensure RAP continues to align basic monthly income support amounts with provincial social assistance rates and that RAP rates continue to respond to financial needs of resettled refugees.

October 13, 2021

Following the takeover of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada made a commitment to welcome up to 40,000 Afghan refugees to Canada through different programs.

Canadian citizens and residents can help Afghan Refugees arriving in Canada in different ways.

September 23, 2021

Starting September 22, 2021, everyone aged 12 and older will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 along with a piece of identification to access certain public spaces in Ontario.

These spaces include higher-risk indoor public places where face coverings cannot always be worn; such as cinemas and restaurants. These new rules will not apply to outdoor settings where the risk of transmission is lower; such as outdoor dining patios and parks.

September 22, 2021

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) invites you to an Online Workshop for CGs and Co-Sponsors of SAHs.

September 17, 2021

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture  invites you to register for the Certificate Course, Torture, Trauma, Psychosocial Impact and Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of War and Torture.

The course is intended for Immigrants and Refugees and anyone else who is interested in newcomer/refugee mental health.