[PSRList] Edmonton, AB - Upcoming Sponsorship Information & Training Sessions

Melissa Scott mscott at rstp.ca
Tue Nov 20 12:45:56 EST 2018


Dear PSR List Members,

I'm writing to share details on the upcoming public information and training sessions being offered by RSTP Northern Alberta.

Please find these details and information on subscribing to the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Sponsor Network (ENASN) email list below.


UPCOMING INFORMATION AND TRAINING SESSIONS

(1) Training Session: Canada's Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program and Community Sponsorship
Thursday, November 22nd - 5:35 PM - 8:35 PM (Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - 11713 82 Street, Edmonton, AB, Room 2-4)

Join a training session put on by RSTP in collaboration with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomer (EMCN), where participants will learn about Canada's PSR Program. Information will be provided on Canada's refugee resettlement programs and the options available to sponsor refugees privately, focusing on Community Sponsorship.

Further details on Community Sponsorship can be found here:http://www.rstp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Engaging-in-Community-Sponsorship-Nov2018.pdf.

Advance registration is required. To register, please contact Sara Assad (EMCN) at sassad at emcn.ab.ca or 780-278-0100.

For further information, please see the attached poster.


(2) The Settlement of Privately Sponsored Refugees: Arrival and the First Year
Monday, November 26th - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - 11713 82 Street, Edmonton, AB, Room 2-4)

Join RSTP Northern Alberta, the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) for a free information session on the settlement of privately sponsored refugees in the first year.

Refugee sponsors will learn about:

  *   Settlement resources and services;
  *   Sponsor roles and responsibilities;
  *   Working with a settlement agency to support newcomer settlement; and
  *   The settlement journey and best practices for arrival and the first year.

Advance registration is required. To register, please do so on Eventbrite here: https://nov-26-settlement.eventbrite.com<https://nov-26-settlement.eventbrite.com/>.

For further information, please see the attached poster or contact Melissa Scott at mscott at rstp.ca.


(3) Training Session: Introduction to Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five
Thursday, December 13th - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Catholic Social Services - 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3)

The next RSTP introduction to sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five training session will be on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM in collaboration with Catholic Social Services (CSS). This session is intended to be for newcomers (no interpretation will be provided.)

Advance registration is required - please email Tolonbek Karpekov (CSS) in order to register at tolonbek.karpekov at cssalberta.ca. For further information, please contact me at mscott at rstp.ca.


(4) Workshop: Preparing Application Forms to Sponsor Refugees as a Group of Five
Monday, December 17th - 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (Catholic Social Services - 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3)

Join RSTP's workshop, where participants will receive step-by-step guidance on how to fill out the new (May 2018) Group of Five forms.

Learn how to:

  *   Fill out all sponsor forms for a Group of Five question by question, including the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan, Sponsor Assessment and Financial Profile forms;
  *   Review the new (May 2018) Sponsorship Cost Table and In-Kind Deduction Table, learning how to use them to determine a budget for the sponsorship;
  *   Fill out the budget section of the forms;
  *   Review aspects of settlement planning that should be reflected in the Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan; and
  *   Identify all documents that should be submitted by the sponsors.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please do so on Eventbrite here: https://dec-17-forms.eventbrite.com<https://dec-17-forms.eventbrite.com/>.

For further information, please contact Melissa Scott at mscott at rstp.ca. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop computer to the workshop to work on their forms throughout the session (not required.)


EDMONTON AND NORTHERN ALBERTA SPONSOR NETWORK (ENASN)

If you are interested in receiving future updates on RSTP Northern Alberta programming and information relevant to sponsors and stakeholders engaged in the PSR Program (pre-arrival and post-arrival) in the region, please consider joining the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Sponsor Network (ENASN) email list.

The RSTP Northern Alberta ENASN email list is distinct from the RSTP PSR email listserv, in that it offers content specific to Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

To subscribe to the ENASN email list, please click here: https://rstp.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1dd13c84252f95c3d2ec10c54&id=e9000a843e.


If you live in Northern Alberta and require assistance related to refugee sponsorship, please don't hesitate to contact me using the information below.

My best regards,
Melissa

Melissa Scott, MA | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, Northern Alberta
Located at: CSS, 8212 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 0S3
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