Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CIES to Host Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

CIES is proud to host the next Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (RSTP) information session at our NE location in Whitehorn on September 23rd from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. RSTP is a Canadian refugee resettlement program. The objective of the RSTP is to address their information and on-going training needs as well as the initial information needs of sponsored refugees.

Through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can engage in the resettlement of refugees from abroad. As members of organizations, associations and groups, citizens and residents can sponsor refugees from abroad through Groups of Five, Community Sponsorship and Sponsorship Agreement Holders.

Private refugee sponsorship does not rely on public resources, but rather taps the energy and funds of faith communities, ethnic groups, families and other benevolent associations. These organizations typically fund-raise or use their personal income to provide for and support the sponsored individual or family for 1 year in Canada.

They initiate a refugee resettlement undertaking by submitting a refugee sponsorship application package to the Centralized Processing Office in Winnipeg and honour their commitment through to the end of the sponsorship period which is typically 12 months from the date of the sponsored person’s arrival in Canada.  For more information visit their website and to register for this free event simply CLICK HERE.

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