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The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to an  Information Session on Private Refugee Sponsorship.

The session will cover:

  • Who can be sponsored to come to Canada?
  • Who can sponsor?
  • PSR process
  • PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees
  • Q & A

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON

Please RSVP by sending an email to ihamid@rstp.ca

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 11:04

ORAT-Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto invites you to an information session on Pre-Arrival.

The Pre-Arrival session is for those sponsoring refugees who have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT) which includes the date that they will be arriving to Canada.

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

Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: ORAT, 1220 Yonge Street, Suite 203 (2nd floor), Toronto, Ontario

To register please click here

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 10:20

The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project, Syrian Youth Mentor Initiative: Cultivating social-connectedness, linguistic acquisition and vocational goals

Presenters:

  • Hsain Al-Shihabi and Sarah Mikhaiel, Youth Mentors, Canadian Mental Health Association

The Syrian Youth Mentor Initiative helps Syrian youth adjust to life in Canada through group sessions and one-on-one meetings. Syrian Youth Mentors provide a safe place where youth can explore issues of identity and mental health challenges, discuss their educational and professional goals, and receive support as they navigate the immigration and settlement processes.

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 EST

To register please click here

Posted: 09/19/2018 - 14:38

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a Webinar The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13.

Topics covered:

  • when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13
  • what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13
  • services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13
  • evaluating the sponsorship
  • the post-sponsorship relationship

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 15:25

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration.

Topics covered:

  • recap of sponsors' settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program
  • the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency
  • managing expectations
  • power imbalance
  • ethical considerations

Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 15:22

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications.

Topics covered:

  • the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances
  • who to contact and when
  • how to add dependents post-submission.

Date: September 21, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 15:14

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar The PSR Program: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application Package.

Topics covered:

  • an overview of the application process
  • recent updates and changes to processing
  • who can be included on one application package
  • what supporting documents need to be included in the application package
  • completing the forms for Groups of Five
  • completing the forms for Community Sponsors
  • proof of funds requirements
  • completing the refugees' forms

Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 15:04

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar the PSR Program: Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored.

Topics covered:

  • who can sponsor under the PSR program
  • who can be sponsored
  • refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them
  • an overview of sponsors' financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program

Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 14:59

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: Introduction to Canada's Refugee Sponsorship Programs.

Topics covered:

  • an overview of Canada's refugee sponsorship programs
  • the history and launch of the PSR program
  • the PSR program as part of global resettlement efforts

Date: September 11, 2018
Time:  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 14:53

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: Preparing for the Visa Office Interviews.

The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is the stepping stone towards granting permanent residence status for your sponsored refugees and bringing them to safety in Canada.

This webinar will provide some guidance on how to prepare your sponsored refugees for this interview, it will mainly tackle:

  • the rights of refugees during the interview
  • what to expect during the interview
  • basic principles to stick to
  • possible reasons for rejection

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

To register please click here

Posted: 09/10/2018 - 12:24

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