[PSRList] Winnipeg RSTP Workshops -- October 5 & 6, 2016

Melissa Scott mscott at rstp.ca
Wed Sep 14 19:57:14 EDT 2016


Dear Sponsors,

I'm writing to inform you that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will be delivering training sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th.

We are pleased to invite you, your fellow sponsor group members and anyone else in your networks interested in the private sponsorship of refugees to attend the training sessions we will be delivering.

Please see the details of each session below:


1)      Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five

When:  Wednesday, October 5th, 2016  5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1C7


This training session is for new sponsorship groups and those interested in forming a Group of Five.
Join us and learn about:

*         Requirements for Group of Five group members;

*         Eligibility criteria for sponsored applicants;

*         The sponsorship process for Group of Five applications;

*         How to complete sponsorship application forms; and

*         Learn some of the most common reasons for applications being returned by the Centralized Processing Office in Winnipeg (CPO-W).



Interested participants are invited to register by Sunday, October 2nd on Eventbrite at this link: http://rstp-winnipeg-oct5.eventbrite.com.


2)      Settlement and Managing Expectations for Refugee Sponsors

When: Thursday, October 6th, 2016  5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1C7


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

*         Settlement preparation: What are approaches to settlement and resources available in Winnipeg that will assist sponsors 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 Monday, October 3rd on Eventbrite at this link: http://rstp-winnipeg-oct6.eventbrite.com.



Attached you will find promotional flyers for each of these training workshops. We would greatly appreciate if you could share them with everyone who might be interested to attend.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at mscott at rstp.ca<mailto:mscott at rstp.ca> if you have any questions. I look forward to offering these workshops in Winnipeg and hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Melissa



Melissa Scott | RSTP Trainer | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
Catholic Crosscultural Services | 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Scarborough, ON  M1P 4X4
Tel: 416-290-1700<tel:416-290-1700> Ext. 405 | Toll-free: 1-877-290-1701<tel:1-877-290-1701>  | Fax: 416-290-1710<mailto:416-290-1710>  | mscott at rstp.ca<mailto:mscott at rstp.ca>
www.rstp.ca

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