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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


What are the ingredients for a successful private sponsorship of refugee application?

That is a question that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will try to answer through a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An outline of the application process

  • Recent updates and changes in regards to processing

  • Who can be included in the application package

  • What needs to be included in the application package

  • How to complete the forms as a group of five

  • How to complete the forms as community sponsors

  • What are the requirements when submitting the proof of funds

  • How to complete the refugees’ forms

Date: Monday, 11th of february, 2019

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

To register for this event, please click here


Posted: 02/11/2019 - 15:23

The private sponsorship of refugees (PSR) is far from being easy process.

To help you grasp the PSR, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Who can sponsor under the private sponsorship program

  • Who can sponsor

  • Refugee status documents

  • An overview of the sponsors’ financial and settlement responsibilities

Date: Monday, 11th February, 2019

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

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


Posted: 02/07/2019 - 15:32

The settlement plan helps the group of five frame how they will provide the various aspects of settlement assistance necessary to help the refugee applicant(s) establish successfully in Canada.

This plan is used by the CPO-W to assess whether your group is providing the settlement and financial support.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is doing a webinar to help you prepare an effective settlement plan.

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

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

For more information or to register for that event, please click here


Posted: 02/05/2019 - 14:42

Cultural intelligence is required to achieve successful communication across cultures.

Especially when you are a refugee resettlement volunteer.

Keys Job Centre is organizing a workshop to help volunteers develop their cultural awareness.

The workshop aims to equip volunteers with tools and skills to help them build intercultural connections in their workplace and community.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How culture shapes actions, beliefs, communications, and relationships with others

  • Developing attitudes, knowledge, and skills to build your own cultural understanding

  • Becoming an intercultural ambassador

Date: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m to 8:30 pm

Location: Keys Job Centre, 182 Sydenham street, Kingston

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


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 12:41

Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for refugees.

However, this experience can be pretty challenging for refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Learning who refugees with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is a significant step towards an inclusive settlement sector.

After all, despite having a broad understanding of disability, we still fail to understand the unique obstacles that refugees with in/visible disabilities face.

It seems that the settlement sector has been unable to effectively address their specific needs.

The Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day accessibility training session to better cater to the needs to refugees with in/visible disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code

  • Identify best practices to support the inclusion of immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities

Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services , 3660 Hurontario St 7th floor , Mississauga

For more information or to register for this event, please click here


Posted: 02/04/2019 - 10:22

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