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<p class="MsoNormal">Dear Colleagues and Friends,<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">We hope that this e-mail finds everyone well. We are pleased to inform you that RSTP is organizing training sessions in Calgary in September:<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#7030A0">Private Refugee Sponsorship as a Group of Five or Community Sponsor</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#7030A0"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:#7030A0">When:   September 23, 2016  4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:#7030A0">Where: Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, 3820 32nd St NE, Calgary AB T1Y7L9<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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A free information session for new sponsorship groups and interested community members who wish to form a
<b>Group of Five</b> or submit an application as a <b>Community Sponsor</b>. <o:p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-top:6.0pt">Join us and learn about requirements for group members, eligibility criteria for sponsored applicants, sponsorship process and timelines, and how to complete sponsorship application forms.
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-top:6.0pt">Interested participants are<b> invited to register by September 21
</b>via the link: <a href="https://rstpsept23.eventbrite.ca">https://rstpsept23.eventbrite.ca</a>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#7030A0">Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Supporting Settlement and Managing Expectations<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:#7030A0">When: September 24, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:#7030A0">Where: Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre, 23 McDougal Court NE, Calgary AB<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">This training session is intended for the private sponsors of refugees and will explore the following topics:
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">•             <u>Settlement preparation:</u> What are some approaches and tools to plan for successful settlement of sponsored refugees?
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">•             <u>Settlement resources:</u> What resources are available in Calgary that will assist in preparing for successful settlement?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">•             <u>Managing expectations:</u> What are sponsors’ and refugees’ expectations of each other and how can expectations be managed to avoid potential conflict?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">•             <u>Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups:</u> What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">•             <u>Power imbalance</u>: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees and how can this be minimized?
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<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black">Interested participants are<b> invited to register by September 19</b> via the link:
<a href="https://rstpsept24.eventbrite.ca">https://rstpsept24.eventbrite.ca</a> <o:p>
</o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Attached you will find promotional flyers for these two events. We would greatly appreciate if you could share them with everyone who might be interested to attend.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Kind regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Ekaterina and RSTP team  <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#3366CC;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Ekaterina Pak</span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"> 
 Trainer | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program </span><span style="font-size:11.5pt;color:#212121;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Tel: 604.254.9626 ext. 517 | Fax: 604.254.3932<br>
MOSAIC | 1720 Grant Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2Y7 | <a href="http://www.rstp.ca/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">www.rstp.ca</span></a></span><span style="font-size:11.5pt;color:#212121;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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