refugee sponsorship

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

PSR: Getting Ready for Month 13

Month 13  is a milestone for both the private sponsor and the sponsored refugee, it marks the end of financial assistance. 

To help you prepare the refugee you sponsored for that day, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • When should sponsors start preparing for Month 13

  • The Month 13 checklist and needs assessment

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

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 

The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications

There are always unforeseen events that happen in life. 

Did you have any change in circumstances since you submitted your application for private sponsorship of refugees?

If this is the case, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) about any update in your application. 

Participants will be able to know: 

Refugee Sponsorship In The Workplace

Workplace-refugee sponsorship happens when employees or the company itself form a group to sponsor refugees to resettle in Canada. 

uOttawa Refugee Hub is partnering with Impact Hub Ottawa to promote this kind of initiative. 

The refugee Hub wants help to recruit sponsors for the 1000 BVOR spaces remaining for refugees to resettle in Canada. 

Date: Thursday, 1st of August, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m