[PSRList] RSTP Edmonton Workshop - Managing Expectations & Ethical Considerations - August 19, 2017

Melissa Scott mscott at rstp.ca
Fri Aug 4 15:03:17 EDT 2017

Dear Sponsoring Community,

I’m writing to share with you information about the next upcoming RSTP training session in Edmonton, Alberta and to share with you information about a new RSTP Edmonton email list for those engaged in the PSR Program in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

Training Workshop - August 2017

A workshop will be delivered on the topic of Managing Expectations and Ethical Considerations in Refugee Sponsorship on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.

Please find further information on this training in the attached flyer and below:

Managing Expectations and Ethical Considerations in Refugee Sponsorship
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: St. John's Institute, 1st Floor Gallery, 11024 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 0T2

This training session is being offered free of charge and is intended for the sponsors of refugees. The workshop will explore a variety of topics valuable to refugee sponsorship, including:

  *   Managing expectations: What are sponsors’ expectations and refugees’ expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to promote a positive relationship between sponsors and newcomers?
  *   Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices sponsors may wish to consider?
  *   Power imbalance: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees and how can this be minimized?
  *   Sponsorship dynamics: How might sponsorship dynamics be navigated using an ethics-based approach to promote successful newcomer  settlement?

Advance registration is required. Kindly register in advance (or advise others to register in advance) for the session on Eventbrite by clicking here to complete your registration: https://rstp_aug19.eventbrite.com<https://rstp_aug19.eventbrite.com/>.

Edmonton/Northern Alberta Regional Email List

A new email list exists that will receive information on RSTP Edmonton activities, including sponsorship training sessions, meetings and information relevant to sponsors and stakeholders engaged in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. In addition to the PSR list, this is a regional specific list that will send out regular RSTP Edmonton program updates. It is a list for all sponsors, including those sponsoring through Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), Groups of Five (G5s), Community Sponsors (CSs) and others, such as those in the settlement sector.

If you would like to join this list, please email me to request to be added to the list. If you know of people who may benefit from receiving RSTP Edmonton emails, please consider sharing this email with them and suggest they contact me at mscott at rstp.ca to join the list.

If you live in Edmonton or Northern Alberta and have any questions about RSTP in Edmonton, refugee sponsorship or about the upcoming training session, please don't hesitate to contact me using the information below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

My best regards,


Melissa Scott, MA
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - Alberta
Located at 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3
Tel (Direct) (780) 391-3228<tel:(780)%20391-3228> | mscott at rstp.ca<mailto:mscott at rstp.ca> |www.rstp.ca<http://www.rstp.ca/> | Twitter: @RSTP_ca

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