Private Sponsorship of Refugees

Roundtable: Refugee Sponsorship

The Refugee Hub is organizing a roundtable around refugee sponsorship. 

The recent publication of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees will be the focus of this roundtable.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lessons learned and the ways forward for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m 

Pre-arrival session

The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

This session will equip them with the final preparation before the refugees land in Ontario. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

Mentoring a Refugee Artist

The Toronto Arts Council is calling all Toronto-based artists or art managers who would be interested in the Refugee Artists Mentorship program.

This program gives funding for refugee artists to be mentored in their chosen artistic discipline. 

Please note that the session encompasses artists of all backgrounds and disciplines.

Date: Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019 

Time: 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m 

Peace Conference 2019

The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference  is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship

Refugees and Well-Being

Maintaining a good mental health can be extremely challenging for refugees in Canada.

Especially if they have experienced trauma or have gone through a lengthy separation from their family and loved ones. 

To help refugees who went through this ordeal, CTFC / Infinite Development is organizing a mental health awareness event. 

Participants will learn more about trauma and well-being. 

Date: Sat, 9 November, 2019

How refugees are screened before coming to Canada

Coming to Canada as a refugee is far from being an easy process. The procedure is long and tedious. Refugees go through various steps which consist of several layers of approval and screening; with the displaced person’s file being reviewed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Interpol, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and similar databases in allied countries. 

PSR: Adding Dependents Post-Submission

Maybe due to unforeseen circumstances, you found yourself having to add dependents or update your private sponsorship application after having submitted it. 

To make sure that you do not make any errors while adding new elements to your application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • The importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances