Private Refugee Sponsorship Webinars - Starting Nov 1st

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The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is offereing free webinars throughout November, starting today! See below for a detailed listing of the webinar content and schedule:

Introduction to Canada's Refugee Sponsorship Programs
Topics covered: an overview of Canada's refugee sponsorship programs; the history and launch of the PSR program; and, the PSR program as part of global resettlement efforts.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

The PSR Program: Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored
Topics covered: who can sponsor under the PSR program; who can be sponsored; refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them; and, an overview of sponsors' financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

The PSR Program: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application Package
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.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications
Topics covered: the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances; who to contact and when; and, how to add dependents post-submission.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration
Topics covered: recap of sponsors' settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program; the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency; managing expectations; power imbalance; and, ethical considerations.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13
Topics covered: when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13; what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13; services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13; evaluating the sponsorship; and, the post-sponsorship relationship
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST - 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.