Events & Articles

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

The refugee status document is proof that a person has been officially recognized as a refugee in their country of asylum (the country where the refugee is currently living).

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

December 04, 2020

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Where: Virtual

December 03, 2020

Are you interested in engaging with other settlement workers about how you can work better with sponsored refugees and their sponsors on a practical level?

Join the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, Catholic Crosscultural Services and ARI for a special workshop training specifically created for the settlement sector:

"Enhancing Cooperation with Private Refugee Sponsors"
December 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

December 03, 2020

In this RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) webinar session, we will discuss the currently available settlement services and support for sponsored newcomers and how to access them. We will talk about how newcomer-serving agencies have been able to continue delivering services and programs for newcomers since the start of the pandemic, what new programs and initiatives have emerged over the past several months, and what sponsors need to know if they would like to connect sponsored newcomers with the settlement programs in their area.