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 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.

training1Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm 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.

RSTP webinarDate: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm 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, use this link.

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

This 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: Friday, February 22, 2019
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 of either 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: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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.

Attend a webinar for an introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program

This 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: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm EST

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. The Team Lead must attend this webinar that is available monthly, and then communicate the applicable content to the refugee before the Visa Office interview.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
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.