• RSTP webinarDate: Friday, January 18, 2019
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm AST

    This webinar hosted by RSTP will cover the following topics:

    • the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances
    • who to contact with changes to an application
    • when to contact someone about changes to an application
    • how to add dependents to an application post-submission (due to a birth, a marriage, or other family composition changes)

    To register for this webinar, use this link.

  • 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.

  • desk writing2A webinar hosted by RSTP called "Refugee Sponsorship, Cultural Sensitivity and Communication - Communicating Across Cultures" is happening 3 times in January.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • dimensions of culture;
    • aspects of cultural differences;
    • visible and non-visible aspects of culture;
    • individual and family dynamics;
    • verbal and nonverbal Communication;
    • differences within the “similarly perceived” cultures;
    • the refugee experience; and,
    • where do we meet.

    Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
    Register here.

    Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
    Register here.

    Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
    Register here.

  • 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 programDate: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm AST

    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.

  • training teacherThe Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) offers several workshops across Canada, and frequent on-line webinars are available for anyone who signs up. All of them are free, and workshops often include refreshements of some kind.

    You will find available training at the links above and in the articles below.

  • webinar desk Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AST

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

  • Workshops facilitated by RSTP trainers and other settlement providers occur in communities across Canada. Click the "Workshops" title to see what is currently scheduled.