Events & Articles

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) 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: how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program; the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees on arrival and the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates; how to use the Minim

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) 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.

January 04, 2021

It is important to keep in mind that a person cannot apply directly to Canada for resettlement as a refugee. They first need to be referred. Following this referral, they will then complete eligibility and admissibility assessments before final decisions are made.

December 23, 2020

Resettling in Canada as a refugee can be a rewarding but challenging experience. Learn more about what to expect when you first arrive and the services available to help you get settled into your new life.

December 21, 2020

OCASI The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

With the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program and Catholic Crosscultural Services

As part of the Allies for Refugee Integration (ARI) project

December 15, 2020

December 14th marked the 70th anniversary since UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was given its mandate by the UN General Assembly to protect people forced to flee persecution, provide humanitarian assistance and work to find solutions for millions of refugees around the world. Since 14 December 1950, the UN Refugee Agency has been at the forefront of the global humanitarian response to those whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and persecution. It has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize twice and has 17,000 staff working in 135 countries.

December 14, 2020

  • What is a refugee status document and who can issue it ? 

December 09, 2020

2020 will be a record low for refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns. “We are dealing with a disappointingly low resettlement ceiling to begin with - a quota of less than 50,000 for the entire year - and this was further impacted by COVID-19 delaying departures and pausing some states’ resettlement programs,” said UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs.

December 08, 2020

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 :
- resources that are available to assist sponsors and sponsored newcomers with the transition
- what to consider when sponsors and sponsored newcomers begin preparing for the transition
- services that are available to sponsored newcomers in Month 13
- how to evaluate the sponsorship period

December 07, 2020

November 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of Operation Syrian Refugee, Canada’s response to the humanitarian crisis

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