Refugee resettlement

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

What Happens When A Sponsorship Breaks Down?

A sponsorship breakdown happens when sponsors are unable or unwilling to give further support to the sponsored family prior to the end of the sponsorship period (usually the first 12 months  that the family is in Canada). It is an official declaration that an irremediable failure to meet the sponsorship arrangement has occurred. The responsibility for a sponsorship breakdown may either rest with the refugees or the sponsor. 

Canadian Business Etiquette

Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country.  Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive.