Sponsored refugees

PSR: The Secrets to Submitting a Successful Application

There is a lot of documents to submit and factors to consider when submitting an application for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to walk you through the process. 

The webinar will cover the following topics: 

Pre-Arrival Information Session


Now that you have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT), things are starting to happen. 

To help you lay the foundation for a good sponsorship experience, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 30th of October, 2019

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

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

Getting All Set For Month 13

Month 13 is a significant stage in the sponsorship experience. 

After all, it entails that the refugee will no longer receive financial support from his sponsor. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you prepare for that transitional period. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • When should sponsor start preparing for Month 13 

Supporting The Sponsored Refugee’s Settlement And Integration

Helping the refugee you sponsored settle in Canada requires a lot of preparation. 

To help you get ready for the arrival of the refugee, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • A recap of the Sponsors’ settle and financial responsibilities

  • A review of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on post-arrival financial support

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

PSR: Workshop On Application As Groups of Five

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop to help groups of five who are preparing themselves for a sponsorship application. 

Attendees will be able to learn more on: 

  • What documents they need

  • How to complete the sponsors’ form

  • How to calculate the cost of the sponsorship 

  • How to submit your application

Pre-arrival Preparation For Private Sponsors

To make sure that your refugee sponsorship experience starts on a good note, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session.

This session is for private sponsors who received a Notice of Arrival Transmission.

This will be an opportunity for them to receive the last preparatory information prior to the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 31st of July, 2019