Events & Articles

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors while provide an in-depth look at what is Month 13 and when sponsors should start preparing for the transition to Month 13:

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

Date: March 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including:

February 26, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship and resettlement programs; who can sponsor under the PSR program; the eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored under the PSR program; the importance of refugee status documents and who needs them; and, an overview of the application process.

February 24, 2021

In June 2019, IRCC announced that Canada was introducing the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership (RRAP), a program which supports a greater number of Canadians hoping to privately sponsor LGBTQIA+ refugees fleeing violence and persecution.

February 19, 2021

Refugees who come to Canada through a resettlement program (Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program or Government-Assisted Refugees Program) become permanent residents when they arrive in Canada. Therefore, they have the same rights and duties as any other permanent resident of Canada. 

February 17, 2021

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, February 17th, 2021

To help prevent the further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and its new variants, the Government of Canada has introduced additional measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients who are currently eligible to travel to Canada, in accordance with the travel restrictions and exemptions, are still able to do so. This includes privately sponsored refugees who received their permanent resident visa prior to March 18, 2020.

February 16, 2021

OCASI - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is pleased to announce an online webinar series focusing on Journey to Promote Mental Health: Working with Clients with a Traumatic Past.

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