BVOR Speaker Series: An Evening with Hassan Al Kontar

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BVOR Speaker Series: An Evening with Hassan Al Kontar

An evening of storytelling with Hassan Al Kontar and info about the Blended Visa-Office Referred refugee sponsorship program with RSTP

By Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thu, Mar 30, 2023 7:00 PM PDT


Immigrant Services Society of BC 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 Canada

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The BVOR Speakers Series is proud to host Hassan Al Kontar, a former refugee from Syria who captured the world's attention after being stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport for over 7 months. In his talk, Hassan will share his journey as a refugee, the challenges he faced, and how he overcame them. He will also discuss his advocacy work on behalf of refugees around the world and his belief in the power of storytelling to promote empathy and understanding. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a resilient and inspiring individual who has overcome extraordinary circumstances. Join us for an insightful and thought provoking evening with Hassan Al Kontar

About the organizer

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors on a national level (excluding Quebec), and within Ontario.

The objective of the RSTP is to address the information and training needs of private sponsorship groups as well as the initial information needs of sponsored refugees. RSTP is funded by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and administered by Catholic Crosscultural Services.