Events & Articles

December 02, 2020

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:
- 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

November 30, 2020

To limit the further spread of coronavirus in Canada, travel restrictions are in place across all border crossings.

November 26, 2020

The 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan was presented on October 30th by The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. The 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

November 24, 2020

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan on October 30th, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.

November 19, 2020

The resettlement of refugees in Canada did not stop with the onset of the  COVID-19 pandemic. However, restrictions on travelling have had an impact on the arrival of resettled refugees.

February 13, 2020

Interested in sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop. 

Participants will be able to get information on:

  • Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored

  • How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status

February 13, 2020

WUSC UTSC and SCSU are organizing The Refugee Experience Art Auction. 

This art auction will showcase the struggles, resilience, triumphs, and sacrifices of refugees. 

All the proceeds and donations from the sale will be donated to the Student Refugee Program (SRP). 

SRP combienes resettlement with opportunities for higher education. 

February 13, 2020

Creating a group synergy when sponsoring a refugee can be quite difficult.

To help you get there, Islington United Church is organizing a workshop. 

Participants will be able to learn:

  • How to build trust

  • Reduce conflict 

  • Create a positive team workshop

Date: Saturday, 22nd of February, 2020

February 13, 2020

Escaping a country ravaged by violence is already a difficult process. 

Now add having to live with HIV to the equation. 

To help you understand that, Better Than Ted: Talking HIV Research is organizing a conference. 

Participants will get to understand better xenophobia and serophobia (fear of people living with HIV) and how this makes the experience of refugees living with HIV more difficult. 

Date: Wednesday, 19th of February, 2020

February 13, 2020

What are the different program options to sponsor a refugee? 

This is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) intends to answer through its webinar. 

Attendees will be able to get an overview of: 

  • The application process

  • Recent updates and changes to processing

  • Who can be included in an application package