Updates

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

This general information session on private sponsorship in Arabic would cover topics such as In partnership with RSTP, COR and SSP; Information session on private sponsorship; and Q&A (in Arabic).
Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: YMCA, RBC Community Room, 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7

Posted: 11/16/2017 - 16:11

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: Information on Refugee Sponsorship Processing at Visa Offices - Asia.

This webinar series will provide new and experienced sponsors with specific information on how refugee sponsorship applications are processed once they are sent to Canadian Visa Offices abroad.

This webinar will focus on refugees in host countries located in sub-Saharan Africa.

Attendees will learn about: processing challenges at specific Visa Offices; the main reasons for refusals; and, trends and emerging issues.

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 11/08/2017 - 15:43

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: Information on Refugee Sponsorship Processing at Visa Offices - Asia.

This webinar series will provide new and experienced sponsors with specific information on how refugee sponsorship applications are processed once they are sent to Canadian Visa Offices abroad.

This webinar will focus on refugees in host countries located in Asia.

Attendees will learn about: processing challenges at specific Visa Offices; the main reasons for refusals; and, trends and emerging issues.

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 11/08/2017 - 15:39

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar: Information on Refugee Sponsorship Processing at Visa Offices - Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

This webinar series will provide new and experienced sponsors with specific information on how refugee sponsorship applications are processed once they are sent to Canadian Visa Offices abroad.

This webinar will focus on refugees in host countries located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Attendees will learn about: processing challenges at specific Visa Offices; the main reasons for refusals; and, trends and emerging issues.

Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 11/08/2017 - 15:33

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - RSTP is organizing 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
  • Preparing for Month 13 

Date: November 21, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Posted: 11/08/2017 - 15:22

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