• BVOR Program

    The BVOR Program is designed to resettle refugees identified by the UNHCR and submitted to Canadian visa offices abroad. It is only the families or individuals who have been living in limbo for many years, who are often at risk, and for whom resettlement is the only viable durable solution that are referred under this program.

  • training1Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
    Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm EST

    Topics covered:

    • 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.

    To register for this webinar, please click on this link.

  • rstpRSTP offers an online training course called Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program two to three times a year.

  • Attend a webinar for an introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees programThis is one of the webinars that is required training by our SAH. Every member of the Core Team must attend this webinar that is available monthly.

    Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm EDT

    This webinar will cover:

    • when should sponsors start preparing for the end of sponsorship
    • what to consider when preparing newcomers for the post-sponsorship period
    • services available for sponsored newcomers after the sponsorship period
    • evaluating the sponsorship experience. and
    • the post-sponsorship relationship

    To register for this webinar, please click here.

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    This is one of the webinars that is required training by our SAH. Every member of the Core Team must attend this webinar (available monthly).

    Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

    This webinar will cover:

    • sponsors’ responsibilities
    • connecting with settlement services for newcomers
    • ethical considerations in sponsorship
    • managing expectations
    • power imbalance
    • ethical considerations

    To register for this webinar, click here.

  • The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and other settlement agencies host several workshops and webinars throughout the year. Check back here frequently to see what is available.

  • training teacherTraining in the comfort of your own home by qualified RSTP trainers, SAH members, and settlement providers will contribute to your knowledge base of Canada's refugee sponsorship programs.

    Attendance of several regularly featured RSTP webinars are required by each Core Team as outlined below:

    Required by the Team Lead plus one other core team member:

    • Introduction to Canada's Refugee sponsorship Programs
    • The Road from Schedule 2 to "Welcome to Canada": Preparing for Visa Office Interviews

    Required training by each Core Team member:

    • Managing Expectations in the context of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)
    • Supporting Settlement and Integration
    • Preparing for Month 13
    • Sponsorship Ethics - 5 minute video to watch during a Core Team meeting
    • Power Imbalance - 3 minute audio to listen to during a Core Team meeting

    You will find current available webinars and their registration links below. You may also want to explore the RSTP site itself here.

  • Workshops facilitated by RSTP trainers and other settlement providers occur from time to time in communities across Canada. If there are no workshops listed here, check back again another time. You can also check the RSTP site itself for a listing of current workshops available in our communities.