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.

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.

RSTP webinarDate: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm CST

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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Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

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, please visit this link.

Attend a webinar for an introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees programDate: Friday, December 21, 2018 
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm CST

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 on this link.

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.