Events & Articles

February 03, 2020

Unique in the world, Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (PSR) allows Canadians to offer protection and a new home to refugees. But what does it take to sponsor a refugee? The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to walk you through the process.

January 30, 2020

Cultural Connectors is changing the ESL landscape by introducing the use of sound and the fundamentals of trauma-informed tutoring as a more holistic approach. Here is an overview of this innovative project.

January 29, 2020

There has been an ongoing debate on whether asylum seekers are fully protected against non-refoulement if there is no guarantee that justice can be exercised and will be fully respected and upheld. Sylvie Sarolea,  a Professor at Université catholique de Louvain will talk about this during an event organized by by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub.

January 28, 2020

Making a refugee claim is far from being an easy task. The The Capital Rainbow Refuge is organizing an information session to walk through the refugee claim process.

January 23, 2020

Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-Canada (UOSSM Canada) is organizing a symposium on trauma-informed care and refugee healthcare.

January 23, 2020

When #refugees use their own creativity, talents, ideas, opinions, and imagination to put on an original theatre show. Check this out if you want to break away from abstract discussions and instead build an understanding between newly arrived refugees and local populations.

January 20, 2020

It can take some time before grasping your responsibilities as a private sponsor towards the refugees that you are sponsoring. 

To help you get there, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program 9RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

Attendees will be able to get:

  • A recap of the sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program

  • A review of the FAQs on post-arrival financial support

January 20, 2020

Month 13 is a turning point in the private sponsorship experience. 

After all, it marks the end of the financial commitment that sponsors had toward the refugees they sponsored. 

However, before getting there, it is important to prepare the refugees for what lays ahead. 

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar to help you prepare. 

The following topics will be covered: 

January 20, 2020

How do you make sure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is kept in the loop while life happens? This will be the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program’s (RSTP) main webinar theme.

January 13, 2020

For years, Fathi Mursal watched his country being ravaged by widespread ethnic cleansing due to civil war. Unable to take it anymore, he decided to flee his country in search for a better future. In this blog post, he recounts his journey to the Great White North.