Events & Articles

February 12, 2021

This session will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including 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 to ensure that the application is complete.

February 12, 2021

This session 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.

Date: Feb 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT
Where: Virtual

February 01, 2021

Refugees, private sponsors and settlement workers have different roles within the Private Sponsorship of Refugee Program.

January 30, 2021

The Centre for Refugee Studies and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean are pleased to present their 2021 virtual student conference. 

January 29, 2021

Canadians are strongly advised to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel plans outside of Canada. Now is not the time to travel. Additionally, air travellers who decide to travel for non-essential reasons will face new expenses when they return to Canada. This is in addition to providing proof of a negative pre-departure test.

January 28, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP 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; resources that are available to assist sponsors and sponsored newcomers with the transition; what to consider when sponsors and sponsored newcomers begin preparing for the transition; services that are available to sponsored newcomers in Month 13; and, how to evaluate the sponsorship period.

January 28, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (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.

January 28, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP 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: February 18, 2021
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm EST
Where: Virtual

January 28, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) 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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