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


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 or watching a recorded webinar are required by each Core Team as outlined below:

The following 2 webinars/videos are 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
  • Power Imbalance - 3 minute audio

You will find webinar descriptions and their registration links below if any are currently scheduled. Alternately, recorded videos of previous webinars are available on the RSTP site itself here.

Along with the webinars/videos, each core team person will:

  • submit the results of a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check to their Team Lead
  • participate in Cross-Cultural Awareness training facilitated by the Team Lead
  • participate in volunteer screening and orientation as provided by their church. If a church does not already have a volunteer screening program in place, the AGC recommends Plan to Protect Orientation Training. Plan to Protect does offer a Refugee and New Immigrant module, but the information specific to refugees and newcomers is often outdated and sometime erroneous. We do not recommend you take this module specifically.

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.

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