Refugee integration

PSR: Getting Ready For Month 13

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship of refugees.

After all, it entails that the sponsored refugee will no longer rely on his private sponsor for financial support.

To help private sponsors get ready for what looms ahead, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors prepare for Month 13

  • The Month 13 checklist and needs assessment

World Refugee Day Brunch

To mark the World Refugee Day, AURA is organizing a World Refugee Day Brunch.

The objective is to commemorate the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

This will be an opportunity for participants to meet refugee sponsors, listen to live music, and have brunch.

Dr. Brian Goldman (CBC’s White Coat, Black Art) will be the key speaker of the night.

He will share his insights on the fundamental pillar of refugee sponsorship: empathy.

PSR: Assisting In Settlement And Integration

When sponsoring refugees, private sponsors do not only commit to providing financial support, they also have a duty to help the  refugee settle and integrate.

To help private sponsors brace themselves for what lays ahead once the refugee sets foot in Canada, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • A recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the private sponsorship program

Refugee Appeal Session

Refugee claimants who received a negative response are invited by FCJ Refugee Centre to an information session.

Participants will be able to learn more on:

  • What they should do if they received a negative decision on their hearing

  • Where they should go if they want to appeal

  • Who can help them prepare an appeal

  • Are they eligible for an appeal

World Refugee Day Walk

To mark the World Refugee Day, Friends Of Refugees is holding its annual Refugee Walk.

Participants will meet at the north end of Queen’s Park and march through downtown Toronto and end at Nathan Phillips Square.

There will also be accounts on some refugee experiences in Canada.

Date: Tuesday, 20th of June, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m

Refugee Day celebration And Dinner

Matthew House, the non-for-profit organization that provides home for refugee claimants is organizing its annual community dinner.

The objective is to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Participants will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes from around the world.

Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m

Location: Matthew House ,Toronto, 981 Dundas Street West, Toronto

PSR: Adding Dependents After Submission

How do you keep Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the loop if there is any change in circumstances (change in family composition, change of contact details, mailing, or residential address etc…)?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will explain to you through a webinar what you need to do in the event that this was to happen to the refugee you are sponsoring.

Participants will know get to know the following things:

  • Who to contact and when

Quilt Of Stories: Connecting Refugees With Writing Mentor

The X Page is a storytelling workshop that connects women who are either refugees or immigrants with artists.

The objective is to get the artist to mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.

During a 12-week writing and performance workshop facilitated by professional artists, 19 refugees and immigrants from Waterloo developed a narrative.

Each of their narrative was then merged in a cohesive presentation that will be shared publicly.

Remodeling Private Sponsorship Of Refugees

Private sponsors who are currently planning for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored are invited to a general integration training by the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).

Sponsors will have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of refugees and the best way to manage their expectations.

All while, building trust and setting the rules of support.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop tools for the successful integration of refugees.