[PSRList] Reminder of January RSTP webinars

Laura Hambleton lhambleton at rstp.ca
Wed Jan 2 11:44:52 EST 2019

Dear Sponsors,

Happy New Year!

Please find below the details of the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) January webinars which are part of RSTP's monthly series:

1) Introduction to Canada's Refugee Sponsorship Programs - Mon, January 7, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM AST

Topics covered: an overview of Canada's refugee sponsorship programs; the history and launch of the PSR program; and, the PSR program as part of global resettlement efforts.

Registration URL:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8754110764800889091

2) The PSR Program: Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored - Weds, January 9, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

Topics covered: who can sponsor under the PSR program; who can be sponsored; refugee status documents: what are they and who needs them; and, an overview of sponsors' financial and settlement responsibilities under the PSR program.

Registration URL:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5724287727208339203

3) The PSR Program: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application Package - Tues, January 15, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

Topics covered: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; completing the forms for Groups of Five; completing the forms for Community Sponsors; proof of funds requirements; and, completing the refugees' forms.

Registration URL:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5284119137749160195

4) The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications - Fri, January 18, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

Topics covered: the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances; who to contact and when; and, how to add dependents post-submission.

Registration URL:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3772943759464073987

5) The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration - Tue, January 29, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

Topics covered: recap of sponsors' settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program; the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency; managing expectations; power imbalance; and, ethical considerations.

Registration URL:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5432427863173383171

6) The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13 - Weds, January 30, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM AST

Topics covered: when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13; what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13; services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13; evaluating the sponsorship; and, the post-sponsorship relationship.

Registration URL:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2792523534627398659

The above series of webinars will be repeated each month until March 2019.

Warm regards,


Laura Jill Hambleton, Atlantic Trainer | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
Located at: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Suite 2120, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 4P1
Tel: 902.406.8736 | lhambleton at rstp.ca |  www.rstp.ca<http://www.rstp.ca/>
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