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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Dear Sponsors,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">I’m writing to inform you that the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will be delivering training sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba
<b>on Wednesday, October 5<sup>th</sup> and Thursday, October 6<sup>th</sup>.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">We are pleased to invite you, your fellow sponsor group members and anyone else in your networks interested in the private sponsorship of refugees to attend the training sessions we will be delivering.</span></b><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Please see the details of each session below:   <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#C00000">Sponsoring Refugees as a Group of Five
</span></b><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#C00000"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#C00000">When:  </span>
<b><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, October 5<sup>th</sup>,</span></b><span lang="EN-CA">
<b>2016  5:45 PM - 8:30 PM</b> <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#C00000">Where: </span>
<span lang="EN-CA">United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1C7<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;text-indent:.5in"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">This training session is for new sponsorship groups and those interested in forming a
<b>Group of Five</b>. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;text-indent:.5in"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Join us and learn about:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:74.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Requirements for Group of Five group members;
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:74.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Eligibility criteria for sponsored applicants;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:74.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">The sponsorship process for Group of Five applications;
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:74.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">How to complete sponsorship application forms; and<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:74.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Learn some of the most common reasons for applications being returned by the Centralized Processing Office in Winnipeg (CPO-W).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-top:6.0pt"><span lang="EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-top:6.0pt"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Interested participants are<b> invited to register by Sunday, October<sup>
</sup>2<sup>nd</sup> </b>on Eventbrite at this link: </span><b><span style="color:#0000EE"><a href="http://rstp-winnipeg-oct5.eventbrite.com">http://rstp-winnipeg-oct5.eventbrite.com</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt"><span lang="EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">     
</span></span></span><![endif]><b><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#C00000">Settlement and Managing Expectations for Refugee Sponsors<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#C00000">When: </span>
<b><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, October 6<sup>th</sup>, 2016  5:45 PM - 8:30 PM</span></b><span lang="EN-CA">
<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#C00000">Where: </span>
<span lang="EN-CA">United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1C7<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#C55A11"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">This training session is intended for the private sponsors of refugees and will explore the following topics:
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-left:1.25in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Settlement preparation: What are approaches to settlement and resources available in Winnipeg that will assist sponsors in preparing for successful settlement?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-left:1.25in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Managing expectations: 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 style="margin-left:1.25in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Code of ethics for privately sponsoring groups: What are some ethical practices that private sponsors may wish to consider?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-left:1.25in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Power imbalance: How do power imbalances affect the relationship between sponsors and refugees and how can this be minimized?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Interested participants are<b> invited to register by Monday, October 3rd</b> on Eventbrite at this link:
</span><b><u><span style="color:#1A4982"><a href="http://rstp-winnipeg-oct6.eventbrite.com">http://rstp-winnipeg-oct6.eventbrite.com</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Attached you will find promotional flyers for each of these training workshops. 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 lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Please do not hesitate to contact me at
<a href="mailto:mscott@rstp.ca">mscott@rstp.ca</a> if you have any questions. I look forward to offering these workshops in Winnipeg and hope to see you there.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Best regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black">Melissa<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:#1F4E79">M</span></b><b><span style="color:#1F4E79">elissa Scott</span></b> |
<span style="color:#1F4E79">RSTP Trainer</span> | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Catholic Crosscultural Services | 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Scarborough, ON  M1P 4X4<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Tel: <a href="tel:416-290-1700" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">416-290-1700</span></a> Ext. 405 | Toll-free: <a href="tel:1-877-290-1701" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">1-877-290-1701</span></a>  | Fax: <a href="mailto:416-290-1710" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">416-290-1710</span></a>  |
<a href="mailto:mscott@rstp.ca" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">mscott@rstp.ca</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
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