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 Criminal Record Check to their Team Lead
  • participate in Cross-Cultural Awareness training
  • 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Protect does offer a Refugee and New Immigrant module, but the information specific to refugees and newcomers is often outdated and sometime erroneous.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.

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, Sept 11, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

This webinar will cover:

  • 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.

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

Date: TBD
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Topics covered:

  • who can sponsor under the PSR program;
  • who can be sponsored;
  • refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them;
  • an overview of sponsors' financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program.

To register for this webinar, a link will be available here.

To watch a pre-recorded video of this training, please 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: Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

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.

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: Monday, Sept 30, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm EDT

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, click here.

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

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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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