Updates

The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is a turning point in the private sponsorship process.

After all, it entails that the refugee you are sponsoring is one step away from being granted permanent residence.

To help you prepare the refugee before he goes for the interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How to prepare when invited for the interview

  • What helps the refugee tell their story during the interview

  • Duties of the refugee during the interview

  • What to expect during the interview

  • How can sponsors help

  • Notes from visa offices

  • What are the common challenges

  • What are the main reasons behind refusal

Date: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please click here

Posted: 02/22/2019 - 15:24

Are you a syrian refugee who is seeking someone to invest in your business?

Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in collaboration with Angel Investors Ontario are organizing a Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs workshop.

This workshop aims to empower and support refugee entrepreneurs.

The refugees with innovative businesses or business ideas will be able to enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship, have a chance to attend workshops, get access to resources, and be mentored by angel investors.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Ideation and idea validation

  • Startup communities to join

  • Creating a financial plan

  • How to pitch and where to pitch

  • Structuring your pitch

Date: Friday. 1st March, 2019

Location: Angel Investors Ontario, 325 Front Street West, Toronto

Time: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please click here

Posted: 02/22/2019 - 15:01

The private sponsorship of refugees entails a number of moral, financial, and legal responsibilities.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar to familiarize private sponsors with their responsibilities.

The following topics will be covered:

  • 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: Monday, 25th February, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m tp 2:30 p/m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here

Posted: 02/22/2019 - 14:57

Month 13 is a significant time for both refugees and their sponsors.

At that point, private sponsors no longer provide support and refugees have to stand on their own.

To help private sponsors prepare for that milestone, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsor 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

  • Post-sponsorship relation

Date: Wed. 27th of February, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m

To register for this event, please click here

Posted: 02/22/2019 - 14:07

Finding health services for refugees can be quite a headache.

The Refugee 613 in partnership with the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre and the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a refugee health workshop.

Private sponsors will get an overview of health benefits that refugees are entitled to during their first year in Canada.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask experts questions and engage in interactive activities that will help them understand the refugee experience

Date: Monday, 25th of February, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m

Location: Bruyère Continuing Care, 75 Bruyère St, level 6 - Jardin-Gilberte Paquette Room #660J, Ottawa

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/22/2019 - 12:09

Are you a Syrian refugee who is seeking someone to invest in your business?

Refugee Career Jumpstart Project in collaboration with Angel Investors Ontario are organizing a Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs workshop.

This workshop aims to empower and support refugee entrepreneurs.

The refugees with innovative businesses or business ideas will be able to enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship, have a chance to attend workshops, get access to resources, and be mentored by angel investors.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Ideation and idea validation

  • Startup communities to join

  • Creating a financial plan

  • How to pitch and where to pitch

  • Structuring your pitch

Date: Friday. 1st March, 2019

Location: Angel Investors Ontario, 325 Front Street West, Toronto

Time: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m


To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/20/2019 - 15:50

The interview with the Canadian visa offices is a turning point in the sponsorship process.

To help you excel in your interview, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The webinar will provide the following guidance:

  • Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee

  • How to prepare for the interview once you are invited

  • What helps the refugee tell their stories during the interview

  • Duties of the refugee during the interview

  • What to expect during the interview

  • How can sponsors help

Participants will also get know the common challenges and main reasons for refusal.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: Thursday, 28th of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/20/2019 - 15:27

Unreasonable expectations and feelings of entitlement can lead to interpersonal conflicts between the refugee and the sponsor.

Having a plan to effectively manage your expectations can help ensure that the sponsorship experience is a positive one.

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

Date: Friday, 22nd of February, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m EST

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/19/2019 - 10:35

While you are expecting the arrival of the refugee you sponsored, the Office For Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing a workshop.

The aim? Help private sponsors and volunteers learn more about the needs of the refugee.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about:

  • How to manage expectations

  • How to build trust

  • How to set the rules of support

  • How to develop tools that will help the newcomer integrate

Date: Thursday, 21st of February, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m

Location: ORAT office, 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto

To register for this training or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/19/2019 - 10:23

Unforeseen and unexpected events are part and parcel of life.

Likewise, sometimes private sponsors find themselves having to update their application due to unexpected events.

To help private sponsors add dependents after submission or to simply update applications because of new elements, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • The importance of keeping  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) up to date with any changes in circumstances

  • Who to contact and when

  • How to add dependent after submission

Date: Thursday. February 21st, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here


Posted: 02/15/2019 - 10:00

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