Refugee Sponsorship Training


Want to learn about sponsoring a refugee?

Each year, millions of people around the world are forced to flee their homeland to escape persecution, war or severe human rights abuses. Often, these people are permanently displaced and are never able to return home.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents can help refugees living abroad to find protection and build a new life in Canada through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

Groups and Individuals across Canada who want to sponsor refugees receive information and training through our Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP).

Through the program, RSTP provides resources and services to meet ongoing information and training needs of private sponsors including Sponsorship Agreement Holders, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. This includes information about the refugee sponsorship process, how to complete government forms, the international refugee situation and other information needed to sponsor, welcome and settle refugees. Information is offered through webinars, e-training, workshops and conferences as well as through video and print materials and responses to individual queries.

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