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Do you have any questions regarding the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVIR) program?

Th Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session.

Participants will have the answers to the following questions:

  • What is private sponsorship?

  • What are the responsibilities of sponsors?

  • What is the BVOR program? 

  • Who are the refugees on the BVOR list? 

  • Who can apply to sponsor refugees? 

  • What is the sponsorship process? 

  • How can people apply? 

Date: Thursday, 19th of September, 2019 

Time: 12:00 P.M to 1:30 P.M and at 2:30 P.M to 4:00 P.M 

Location: 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto 


To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 09/12/2019 - 16:50

What are the contributions of refugees in Canada and what is the civil society’s role in welcoming them?

This will be the key theme of the panel discussion organized by Labour Community Services. 

Participants will be also able to have a refugee virtual reality experience. 

Date: Wednesday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM 

Location: 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON


To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 09/11/2019 - 16:32

What are the sponsors’ financial responsibilities according to the sponsorship agreement? 

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar. 

Participants will be able to get:

  • An overview of the Resettlement Assistance Program’s (RAP) rate 

  • A demonstration of how to use the RAP rates to calculate the minimum level of financial support required on arrival

  • Guidance on how financial support should be tracked and documented by SAHs 

RSTP and representatives of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will also participate in the Question and Answer session. 

Date: Tuesday, 24th of September, 2019 

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M 


To register for this event or for more information, please click here



Posted: 09/10/2019 - 16:07


How do refugees interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight? 

This is an aspect that the book Refugees’ Roles In Resolving Displacement And Building Peace explores. 

The book speaks both to academic debates and to the and human rights scholars who are concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts. 

The Refugee Hub & LERRN are organizing the book launch along with a panel of discussion. 

Date: Thursday, 26th of September, 2019 

Time: 11:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M 

Location : The Learning Crossroads (CRX) - Room C020, 100 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 09/10/2019 - 16:03

Who can sponsor And Who Can Be Sponsored - 11th of September  

The private sponsorship of refugees can be quite complex.

The refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RTSP) is organizing a webinar to help you grasp how it works.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the private sponsorship of refugees program

  • The specific requirements for Groups Of Five and Community Sponsors

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them?

  • The sponsors’ financial and settlement responsibilities under PSR

  • What is the One-year window of opportunity provision (OYW) and how does it work?

Date: Wednesday, 11th of September, 2019 

Time: 3:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M 

To register for this event or for more information, please click here 

 


Posted: 09/05/2019 - 16:51

As Canadian employers gradually tape into refugee talent, Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a panel of discussion. 

The panelists will share their experiences on the project they have been working on which connects employers with refugee talent.

Participants will learn how sourcing talent within the refugee populations can be beneficial and will learn more about the movement which is building a global refugee talent pipeline for companies and communities across Canada. 

Date: Tuesday, 17th of September, 2019 

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

Location: Scotia Plaza, 41st Floor, 40 King St W, Toronto

For more information or to register for this event, please click here


Posted: 09/05/2019 - 13:46


Maybe you still have questions in regards to sponsoring a refugee as a Group Of Five.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing an information session to walk you through the different steps. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who is eligible to sponsor?

  • What are the requirements to be sponsored?

  • Sponsors’ financial and non-financial responsiblities

  • The application process

Date: Thursday, 29th of August, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Location: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), 945 rue Wellington St. West, 


To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 08/26/2019 - 13:30

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 

  • The Month 13 checklist and needs assessment 

  • Factors to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13

  • Services available for sponsored refugees during Month 13

  • Evaluating the sponsorship

  • The post-sponsorship relationship 

Date: Wednesday, 28th of August, 2019 

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 


To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 08/16/2019 - 11:58

Investing in refugee talent can be quite rewarding for  employers. 

The Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a panel of discussion on an innovative pilot project that connects employers with refugee talent. 

The panelists will share their experience participating in this project.

Participants will be able to learn more about the movement that builds a global refugee talent pipeline for companies and communities across Canada. 

Date: Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Scotia Plaza, 40 King St W, Toronto


To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 08/14/2019 - 15:19

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

  • The importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency 

  • How to manage expectations

  • What is power imbalance

  • The ethical aspects that one should consider

Date: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M 


To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 08/12/2019 - 10:29

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