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<p class="MsoNormal">Dear Sponsors,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, in collaboration with
<span style="background:white">York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Syria Response and Refugee Initiative,</span> is conducting a workshop on October 17, 2017 at 12.15 pm for new and experienced sponsors on Month 13 Planning.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Attendees will learn about:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">· The post-sponsorship relationship and the dynamics of this relationship;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">· When sponsors need to start preparing newcomers for Month 13; and,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">· The role of sponsors during the "transition period," including important tasks to consider.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white">During the workshop, Karen Anderson, from Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS), will answer questions that sponsors may have about applying
 for Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The workshop will be held at:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Room 519, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower<br>
York University Keele Campus, Toronto (<a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/&sa=D&ust=1506348773540000&usg=AFQjCNEsL8jbCCid95KaZaSPveKnymd8XA">http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/</a> )<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white">Please RSVP at the following link:
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://goo.gl/forms/brzx6vNXFrtjHfZx2&sa=D&ust=1506348773540000&usg=AFQjCNG4ibk-F7BYkS9tQ6wvNnaGLuz_qQ"><span style="background:white">https://goo.gl/forms/brzx6vNXFrtjHfZx2</span></a></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact
<span style="background:white">John Carlaw (</span><a href="mailto:carlaw@yorku.ca"><span style="background:white">carlaw@yorku.ca</span></a><span style="background:white">), the event organizer and Project Lead for the York University’s Syria Response and
 Refugee Initiative, Centre for Refugee Studies<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white">Please note: this session is not an introduction to refugee sponsorship. For more information on refugee sponsorship, please visit the RSTP website (<a href="http://www.rstp.ca/">http://www.rstp.ca/</a>),
 or call RSTP at: </span><span style="color:#383838;background:white">1-877-290-1701.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#383838;background:white">We look forward to seeing you at the workshop on October 17, 2017.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#383838;background:white">Best regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#383838;background:white"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#383838;background:white">Suneet</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:#2973B1">Suneet Kharay</span></b> <span style="color:black">
| Trainer (National) - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Catholic Crosscultural Services | 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Scarborough, ON, M1P 4X4<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Tel: <a href="tel:416-290-1700" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext">416-290-1700</span></a> ext. 414 |Toll-free: <a href="tel:1-877-290-1701" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext">1-877-290-1701</span></a> | Fax: <a href="mailto:416-290-1710" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext">416-290-1710</span></a> <span style="color:black">|</span><span style="color:#1F4E79">
<a href="mailto:skharay@rstp.ca"><span style="color:blue">skharay@rstp.ca</span></a>
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<span style="color:blue">www.rstp.ca</span></a> </span>| <a href="http://www.ontario.rstp.ca/">
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