Webinars

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Protect does offer a Refugee and New Immigrant module, but the information specific to refugees and newcomers is often outdated and sometime erroneous.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.

Attend a webinar for an introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees programThis is one of the webinars that is required training by your SAH. The Team Lead and one or two others from the Core Team must take this webinar.

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will cover:

  • the global refugee crises
  • an overview of Canada's refugee sponsorship programs
  • the history & launch of PSR program
  • program evolvement over the years
  • PSR as part of global resettlement efforts

To register for this webinar, click here.

If that time is not convenient, the RSTP Video Library has a copy of the webinar available here. Attending the webinar in person allows for you to ask questions of the facilitator.

RSTP webinarDate: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

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, click here.

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Managing Expectations in the context of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

This training is required by your SAH. Every member of the Core Team must participate in the Resource Kit activities or attend the webinar.

Managing Expectations Resource Kit

This kit can be used at one or two of your Core Team meetings to explore the unidentified expectations within your own sponsorship group. One or two Core Team members could facilitate the training after looking through the material using the guided questions and videos included. 

RSTP's "Managing Expectations Resource Kit" is available for download here.  Video links and Resource Kit Activities only (a duplicate of the activities already found in the Resource Kit) can be accessed through these links. This kit works like curriculum. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need assistance to facilitate this training.

Managing Expectations Webinar

Webinar Date: TBD
Webinar Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This RSTP webinar will provide information on how to manage expectations when sponsoring refugees and how to manage the expectations of the refugees being sponsored. Kindly note that case-specific questions cannot be answered during this webinar.

For registration, a link will be made available here.

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This is one of the webinars that is required training by your SAH. Every member of the Core Team must take this webinar.

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

This webinar will cover:

  • sponsors’ settlement & financial responsibilities
  • review of FAQs on Post-Arrival Financial Support
  • the importance of connecting with settlement agencies 
  • managing expectations
  • power imbalance
  • ethical considerations

To register for this webinar, click here.

If this timing is not convenient for you, the RSTP Video Library has a copy of the webinar available here.

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 take this webinar.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

This webinar will cover:

  • when should sponsors start preparing for the end of sponsorship
  • Month 13 checklist and needs assessment
  • 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, click here.

If this timing is not convenient, the RSTP Video Library has a copy of the webinar available here. Attending the webinar in person means you can participate in the Q&A session at the end.

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This is one of the webinars that is required training by your SAH. The Team Lead must take this webinar, and then communicate the applicable content to the refugee before the Visa Office interview.

Date: TBD 
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is the stepping stone towards granting permanent residence status for your sponsored refugees and bringing them to safety in Canada.

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