Learning Forum for Private Sponsors
Are you a private sponsor of refugees looking for tools and information to improve the sponsorship experience? Do you wish you knew more about successful communication across cultures, or do you wish you could talk to other sponsors, sharing what you’ve experienced and learning from each other?
Refugee 613 presents a free, one-day forum designed to give Ottawa sponsors an intensive learning and sharing opportunity, featuring our partners from the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees (COR) and Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI). This event is also open to volunteers working to provide government-assisted refugees with social and practical support.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm
8:30 am Registration & Information Fair
9:00 am Introduction & Opening Remarks
9:30 am Concurrent workshops (A)
10:45 am Coffee Break & Information Fair
11:00 am Concurrent workshops (B)
Select two workshops (all workshops will be offered at 9:30 am and 11 am) :
- Transitioning out of Sponsorship: Financially, Practically, Emotionally
- Managing Expectations: Understanding the Ethical Dynamics of Sponsorship
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- Settlement: The Journey, The Services & How To Make the Most of Them
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Peer learning: Facilitated discussion & sharing experiences
3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm Plenary debrief
3:50 pm Closing remarks
Plus! An information fair featuring Ottawa agencies providing key services.
This forum does not include workshops related to completing sponsorship applications. For help with a sponsorship application or to learn more about sponsorship, please visit www.refugee613.ca/pages/sponsor for a list of resources.
Cost: Free. Please do remember that seats are limited and we appreciate generous notice if you are not able to attend.
Registration: When you register you will be asked to pre-select 2 morning workshops. Please also indicate if you are interested in attending the lunch and afternoon Peer Learning session.
Due to space limitations, we ask that no more than 2 people from each sponsorship group attend. We would be pleased to add others onto a wait list and will notify you if space becomes available.
Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
1805 Gaspé Avenue, Ottawa, K1K 0A4
Veuillez noter que cet évènement se déroulera uniquement en anglais.
There are a limited number of free parking spots + 1 handicap spot; additional street parking is available on Camelia Ave.
The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre is off St. Laurent, near the RCMP Musical Ride stables.
OC Transpo #7 has the closest stop.
Special Note: If you are bringing your own coffee in the morning, please be advised that drinks/snacks are not allowed in the session rooms.
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