[PSRList] Focus Groups in Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax: Help Us Attract More Canadians to Welcome Refugees!

Suneet Kharay skharay at rstp.ca
Fri Feb 1 15:36:41 EST 2019


Dear Sponsors,



The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Refugee 613 are working on strategies to encourage more Canadians to sponsor through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.



We are looking for former or current BVOR sponsors to participate in focus groups in Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax.



Come tell us about your decision to sponsor, and help us attract more Canadians to welcome refugees!



We will discuss:



*      How you heard about the BVOR program.

*      What factored into your decision to sponsor - for example, helping others, cost-sharing, legal support, mentorship from other sponsors.

*      What you think would motivate others to sponsor.

*      And more!


Join us in Ottawa:     Wednesday February 06, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), 945 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2X5
(Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ottawa-refugee-sponsorship-focus-group-sponsors-tickets-55660987512).



Join us in Toronto:    Saturday February 09, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Friends House, 60 Lowther, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C7

(Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-refugee-sponsorship-focus-group-sponsors-tickets-55232949238).



Join us in Halifax:     Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), Suite 2120, 6960 Mumford Road, Classroom #18, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 4P1

(Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halifax-refugee-sponsorship-focus-group-sponsors-tickets-55231914142).



Refreshments will be provided at all of the above sessions.



Kindly note that the above sessions are not workshops on how to sponsor refugees. If you are interested in learning about how you can sponsor refugees, please visit our website (www.rstp.ca<http://www.rstp.ca>) or call your local RSTP Trainer (contact information can be found at: http://www.rstp.ca/en/contact-us/list-of-rstp-trainers-across-canada/).



Please also share the details of the focus groups amongst your networks and contacts.



Best regards,



Suneet

Suneet Kharay, Acting Manager | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 4X4
Tel: 416.290.1700 ext. 2414 | Toll-Free: 1.877.290.1701 | skharay at rstp.ca<mailto:skharay at rstp.ca> | www.rstp.ca<http://www.rstp.ca/>

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