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July 10, 2018

  • Do you know that in more than 70 countries LGBTQ 2 persons are persecuted due to their sexual orientation and gender identity?
  • Are you also aware that LGBTQ2 refugees are one of the most vulnerable refugees?

Canada has been a lead in protecting and resettling LGBTQ2 refugees. At this moment, there are 14 LGBTQ2 refugees identified for resettlement to Canada but waiting to be matched with private sponsors.

Join us to learn more about these vulnerable refugees and discuss on ways to sponsor them.

June 27, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to join our free workshop on Navigating the new Settlement Plan form for Groups of Five.

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June 18, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar, The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13.

This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as:

  • when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13
  • what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13
  • services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13
  • evaluating the sponsorship
  • the post-sponsorship relationship 

Date: June 29, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

June 18, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar, The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration.

This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as:

  • recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program
  • the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency
  • managing expectations
  • power imbalance
  • ethical considerations

Date: June 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m

June 14, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar, The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications.

This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances; who to contact and when; and, how to add dependents post-submission. 

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. CDT

To registrater, please click here

June 14, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar, The PSR Program: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application Package.

This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; completing the forms for Groups of Five; completing the forms for Community Sponsors; proof of funds requirements; and, completing the refugees’ forms.

June 14, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program invites you to a webinar The PSR Program: Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored.

This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; completing the forms for Groups of Five; completing the forms for Community Sponsors; proof of funds requirements; and, completing the refugees’ forms.

June 14, 2018

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program RSTP invites you to a webinar: Introduction to Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Programs.

This webinar provides an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship programs; the history and launch of the PSR program; and, the PSR program as part of global resettlement efforts.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. CDT

To registrater, please click here

June 14, 2018

Hamilton The Spectator - Suad Badri knows the frustrations of being a refugee, but she would never complain. She is extremely grateful to be here. She chuckles now, at having to wait more than a year for security clearance to qualify for permanent residency. But it wasn't easy.

May 31, 2018

Lifeline Syria and WelcomeHomeTO are hosting an information session about the lessons learned from the private sponsorship and what to expect when sponsoring a refugee.

This session will focus on the lived experience of both newcomers and sponsors, including the day to day challenges and rewards of the first three months and up to Month 13, when sponsorship commitments end.

Topics to be explored:

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