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When getting together for problem-solving, sponsors have often focussed on the communication gap that can exist between sponsor groups and settlement agencies.  Sometimes there is a perception that settlement agencies, want to take on the privately sponsored family as a case to settle, as their...

Our Group of Five is expecting its sponsored refugee family soon. Can you provide information about dental care coverage for refugee families in Ontario? Within the first two weeks, ensure that the newcomers apply for the provincial health plan (OHIP), their Social Insurance...

Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, recently announced that Canada met its commitment to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals by the end of 2023. This initiative is one of the largest Afghan resettlement programs around the world. Reaching this important milestone was...

This past November, PRSN hosted an informative workshop on trauma-informed care that featured three speakers – Jess Howsam, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, Huda Bukhari, and Samar Ahmed, both from the Canadian Centre of Victims of Torture.  These experts unpacked the different...

This year we have some terrific upcoming learning and resource sharing opportunities, all at no-cost and designed to support you, the sponsors. Take a look at what we have planned and stay tuned to our social feeds, MailChimp messages and website to learn more and...

We’ve all likely heard that scams are becoming more common and more sophisticated than ever, targeting unsuspecting people through texts, emails, or phone calls. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, more than 20,000 Canadians were scammed the first half of this year alone! Scams and frauds...

Many of you may have had the opportunity to join one of our past Lunch & Learn sessions, like our June session on Cultural Sensitivity. These learning opportunities address issues and problems sponsor groups may face and include knowledgeable experts and a moderator to help...