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CBCNews Family of three is sponsored by Sudbury Project Hope. A family of Syrian refugees has arrived in Sudbury, after a two year journey to find a new home in Canada.

Jinan Dokkak landed at the airport Wednesday afternoon with her mother Noura, and young daughter Pamela. The family fled the city of Aleppo five years ago and had been living as refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.

"I am so excited, so happy, to be here finally after two years of hard work," Dokkak said.

"To get to this point, I mean, you feel like your dreams are coming true. To be in a safe place finally, after all the things we have been through."

The family is sponsored by Sudbury Project Hope, a community organization that helps bring refugees to Canada. The organization previously sponsored the Alramadan family in 2016.

Read the full article.

Posted: 12/15/2017 - 09:54

About the course:

This course runs for a period of six weeks: Dec. 13, 2017 - Jan. 24, 2018. During this time, you will have access to the online course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to complete the course at your own pace.

There are two versions of the course. One is tailored to the needs of settlement workers and social service providers, and the other to health service providers.

Course participants will also receive access to the national online Community of Practice (CoP) discussion board, e-newsletter subscription, toolkit of resources, monthly webinar series and other project activities.

To register please click here

Note: There are limited spots available for this course offering. 

Posted: 12/05/2017 - 16:03

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Preparing for the Month 13.

This webinar will cover:

  • When should sponsors start preparing for the end of sponsorship
  • Checklist for Sponsors
  • What to consider when preparing newcomers for the post-sponsorship period
  • Services available for Sponsored Newcomers afte the sponsorship period
  • Evaluating Sponsorship Experience

Date: December 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register please click here

Posted: 12/04/2017 - 15:10

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Supporting Settlement and Integration.

This webinar will cover:

  • Sponsors’ responsibilities
  • Connecting with Settlement Services for Newcomers
  • Ethical Considerations in Sponsorship
  • Managing Expectations

Date: December 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To register please click here

Posted: 12/04/2017 - 15:05

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Group of Five and Community Sponsor.

This webinar will cover:

  • Overview of G5 sponsorship (eligibility criteria and requirements for sponsors)
  • Overview of CS sponsorship (eligibility criteria and requirements for sponsors)
  • Who can be sponsored?
  • Application forms for G5 and CS
  • Application forms for refugee applicants
  • Sponsorship process

Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

To register please click here

Posted: 12/04/2017 - 14:57

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a free webinar: Introduction to PSR.

The webinar will cover:

  • Launch of PSR program
  • Program evolvement over the years
  • PSR as part of resettlement
  • Eligibility criteria for sponsors and refugee applicants
  • Sponsorship process

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To register please click here

Posted: 11/30/2017 - 10:27

The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program  will be hosting its next legal clinic in downtown Toronto.

Come to the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program's free clinic to meet with a lawyer who can:

  • Provide information about the requirements of Canada's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program
  • Help fill out and review your sponsorship forms

At these legal clinics, Refugee SSP’s pro bono lawyers, that have been trained by RSTP, offer free assistance with completing the refugee sponsorship application forms.

Refugee SSP is happy to work with you on cases that are being submitted through SAHs as well as Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, including One-Year Window applications.

Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Toronto - details will be provided upon registration

To register, please contact Refugee SSP via email: kelsey.lange@refugeehub.ca by December 1, 2017.

Posted: 11/27/2017 - 15:57

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (Refugee SSP), are hosting a free workshop in Torontoon how to sponsor Afghan refugees.

Attendees will learn about:

  • How they can sponsor Afghan refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor
  • The requirements for refugee sponsorship
  • What refugee status documents are required to sponsor Afghan refugees as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor; and
  • The application process

During the workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss individual refugee sponsorship cases with a pro bono lawyer from the Refugee SSP. 

Refugee SSP is able to assist sponsors for free with completing the refugee sponsorship application forms at their legal clinics.

Sign-in will start at 6.00 pm, and the workshop will start promptly at 6.15 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited and attendees are kindly requested to register.

Date: Friday, December 8. 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Toronto Public Library - Fairview Mall Drive, Meeting Room 2, 2nd Floor, Toronto

To register please click here

Posted: 11/22/2017 - 11:47

This information session on will cover topics such as Partnership with RSTP and COR; Information session on BVOR program; Presentation by local sponsorship and settlement experts; and Networking.

You’ve heard of private sponsorship of refugees, the innovative Canadian program that helps vulnerable people build new lives in our community. But did you know that a workplace or business can sponsor a refugee too?

Sponsorship offers a unique team-building experience that brings people together to work for the good of others, gaining experience in project management, fundraising, problem-solving and cross-cultural communication along the way. Sponsorship has the power to change lives — including your own.

Presented by Refugee 613 in partnership with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program and the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees, this info session will feature sponsorship experts and dynamic speakers. We’ll explain the community sponsorship stream, give you a chance to talk to experienced sponsors and learn about supports and services for private sponsors in Ottawa.

Date: November 22, 2017 
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Impact Hub Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2

To register please click here

Posted: 11/17/2017 - 15:24

This information session on will cover topics such as Partnership with RSTP and COR; Information session on BVOR program; Presentation by local sponsorship and settlement experts; and Networking.

It’s never too late! There are still opportunities to sponsor refugees from all over the world and help to build our community. The need is immense and the effort is rewarding. 

Presented by Refugee 613 in partnership with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program and the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees, this info session will focus on the BVOR sponsorship pathway, which is faster and less expensive than the usual Group of 5 pathway. You'll learn how it works and have a chance to talk to experienced sponsors. We'll also explain the many services that support private sponsors in Ottawa, including application advice, planning support and settlement services for refugee newcomers.

Date: November 21, 2017 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: OCISO, 945 Wellington Street West Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5

To register please click here

Posted: 11/17/2017 - 15:17

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