Events & Articles

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including:

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship and resettlement programs; who can sponsor under the PSR program; the eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored under the PSR program; the importance of refugee status documents and who needs them; and, an overview of the application process.

February 24, 2021

In June 2019, IRCC announced that Canada was introducing the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership (RRAP), a program which supports a greater number of Canadians hoping to privately sponsor LGBTQIA+ refugees fleeing violence and persecution.

February 19, 2021

Refugees who come to Canada through a resettlement program (Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program or Government-Assisted Refugees Program) become permanent residents when they arrive in Canada. Therefore, they have the same rights and duties as any other permanent resident of Canada. 

February 17, 2021

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, February 17th, 2021

To help prevent the further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and its new variants, the Government of Canada has introduced additional measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients who are currently eligible to travel to Canada, in accordance with the travel restrictions and exemptions, are still able to do so. This includes privately sponsored refugees who received their permanent resident visa prior to March 18, 2020.

February 16, 2021

OCASI - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is pleased to announce an online webinar series focusing on Journey to Promote Mental Health: Working with Clients with a Traumatic Past.

February 16, 2021

Thousands of tenants across Ontario have fallen behind on rent due to the pandemic. Facing risk of eviction, many tenants find themselves uncertain about their rights as they struggle to keep their housing. What options do tenants have to deal with rent arrears and possible eviction? What can tenants do if they have been pressured into repayment plans with landlords who may use these to enforce an eviction?

Our legal expert will answer these questions and more. Updates on the eviction moratorium and Bill 184 will also be provided.

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February 12, 2021

This session webinar will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program; situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada; and, an overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities.

February 12, 2021

This session 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: February 25, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual

February 12, 2021

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