[PSRList] Upcoming RSTP training sessions in Calgary AB

Ekaterina Pak epak at rstp.ca
Tue Sep 6 20:10:47 EDT 2016


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We hope that this e-mail finds everyone well. We are pleased to inform you that RSTP is organizing training sessions in Calgary in September:


1)     Private Refugee Sponsorship as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor

When:   September 23, 2016  4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, 3820 32nd St NE, Calgary AB T1Y7L9
A free information session for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who wish to form a Group of Five or submit an application as a Community Sponsor.

Join us and learn about requirements for group members, eligibility criteria for sponsored applicants, sponsorship process and timelines, and how to complete sponsorship application forms.

Interested participants are invited to register by September 21 via the link: https://rstpsept23.eventbrite.ca



2)     Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Supporting Settlement and Managing Expectations

When: September 24, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre, 23 McDougal Court NE, Calgary AB



This training session is intended for the private sponsors of refugees and will explore the following topics:

*             Settlement preparation: What are some approaches and tools to plan for successful settlement of sponsored refugees?

*             Settlement resources: What resources are available in Calgary that will assist in preparing for successful settlement?

*             Managing expectations: What are sponsors' and refugees' expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict?

*             Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider?

*             Power imbalance: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees and how can this be minimized?



Interested participants are invited to register by September 19 via the link: https://rstpsept24.eventbrite.ca

Attached you will find promotional flyers for these two events. We would greatly appreciate if you could share them with everyone who might be interested to attend.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Ekaterina and RSTP team

Ekaterina Pak  Trainer | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
Tel: 604.254.9626 ext. 517 | Fax: 604.254.3932
MOSAIC | 1720 Grant Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2Y7 | www.rstp.ca<http://www.rstp.ca/>

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