Refugee inclusion

Introduction to Private Sponsorship of Refugees

If it is your first time sponsoring a refugee, the process can be quite complex.

To simplify things, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session. 

Participants will be able to learn:

  • Who can be sponsored under the PSR program

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Refugee status documents

Pre-Arrival Preparation for Private Sponsors

Now that you got your Notice of Arrival (NAT), the refugee you sponsored will finally come to Canada. 

To help you prepare for his arrival, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is holding an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for arrival and pick up at the airport.

Date: Wed, 16th of October, 2019 

Time: 5:30 p.m to 6:45 p.m

Toronto Refugee Hiring Event

An initiative of ACCESS Employment, the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable is a hiring event for any refugees looking for a job in Toronto. 

ACCESS Employment will be bringing refugees and employers together.

Unlike job fairs, this hiring event will give refugees the opportunity to be interviewed on the spot. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet employment consultants who can help them present themselves to employers. 

Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable 2019

The Refugee Highway Partnership is a network of Christians, churches, and organizations that help resettle refugees in Canada. 

The roundtable is a platform for them to talk about how they can help one another and inspire each other to better help refugees.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional development training and trauma counselling. 

Date: Wednesday, 23rd of October, 2019 

Time: 2:30 p.m 

Webinar: Post-Arrival Support For SAHs

Recent updates were made to the post-arrival financial support.

To help private sponsors gets acquainted with these changes, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to be presented with different kind of case scenarios,

Date: Friday, 27th of September, 2019 

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M 

Speaker Series Compassionate Justice Migration Global to Local

The speaker Series Compassionate Justice Migration Global to Local is a social justice speaker series focused on the journey of refugees.

The panel discussion will give different perspectives on global issues, national policies, local implementation, and constraints to action.

Participants will be able to be informed on issues of social and community importance.

Date: Thursday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Orientation to Ontario for refugees

Coming to Guelph as a refugee can be overwhelming.

Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington is organizing an information session to help you navigate through your new life.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Housing

  • Consumer services 

  • Employment and Business 

  • Money and Finances

  • Health and Child Care 

Finding A New Home For Refugees

As tight housing market continues, it has become more and more difficult for private sponsors to find a house for the refugees they sponsored. 

To help private sponsors in their quest for housing, the Islington United Church is organizing a workshop.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the housing market

  • Collaborating with settlement agencies

Ride For Refugees

Do you want to contribute to the plight of refugees around the world? 

You can do this by either sponsoring a participant or riding, walking, or leading a team with AURA  through Ride For Refuge. 

The Ride For Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event that helps you support charities which provide refuge and hope for the most vulnerable people in the world. 

Each participant will get the chance to:

Labour’s Commitment To Refugees

What are the contributions of refugees in Canada and what is the civil society’s role in welcoming them?

This will be the key theme of the panel discussion organized by Labour Community Services. 

Participants will be also able to have a refugee virtual reality experience. 

Date: Wednesday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM 

Location: 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON