October 17th Transitioning to Month 13 and "Post-Sponsorship": Workshop and Discussion (12:15-2:30pm); RULSC & York University based Sponsor reception (2:30-3:30pm)
On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (www.yorku.ca/refugees) are hosting a workshop by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) on Month 13 Planning for private sponsors and the interested public.

Sponsors and attendees will learn about:

· The post-sponsorship relationship and the dynamics of this relationship

· When sponsors need to start preparing newcomers for Month 13; and

· The role of sponsors during the "transition period," including important tasks to consider

Refugee sponsors from the wider community as well as at York community members and interested students are warmly invited to attend.

*Please register early, as space is limited*
Earlier RSVPs will also greatly help us in our planning!

The session will be held:

October 17, 2017
Room 519, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower
York University Keele Campus, Toronto (http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/ )

12:15-2:30 (Month 13 Workshop)
2:30-3:30 (Reception for RULSC and York based refugee sponsors, including its local WUSC committees)

Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Jf62xWPu8uiBTLH62

National RSTP Trainer Suneet Kharay will deliver the RSTP workshop.

Karen Anderson, Supervisor, Direct Program, Yonge Eglinton Employment and Social Services will answer questions that sponsors may have about applying for social assistance (Ontario Works).

Event Organizer and Contact: John Carlaw, carlaw@yorku.ca, Project Lead, York University Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, Centre for Refugee Studies

**Please note: this session is not an introduction to refugee sponsorship. To to find such a session/learn more about other workshops and events offered by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) please visit http://www.rstp.ca/en/training/workshops/ .


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email John Carlaw (carlaw@yorku.ca) with any questions with respect to attendance/logistics.

Is there a limit to how many of my sponsor team members may attend and can I RSVP on behalf of refugee sponsorship team members? (where applicable)

There is no individual team limit, but we ask those that wish to attend to RSVP as early as possible to assist in planning the event and in the case we reach the workshop attendance limit. Please feel free to fill out one form per person attending should they be unable to fill out the form themselves

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