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Over the last two years, the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub conducted a qualitative research project on the role of sponsors in the settlement of privately sponsored refugee newcomers. The research team interviewed a large and diverse pool of individual sponsors, sponsorship agreement holders, settlement workers, former and current government...

Sleep Country has generously agreed to provide the Private Refugee Support Network (Ontario) with the opportunity to source mattresses and foundations through the Sleep Country Bed Donation Program throughout Ontario. The program provides pre-owned mattresses and foundations donated to local charities through Sleep Country’s Bed Donation...

Organizational committees are where the work happens; they determine how best to advance the work to reach goals and objectives. Here are two more PRSN committees that you should know about and how they are working for you. Services Committee Chair, Anna Bolotnov, annabolotnov@gmail.com This committee responds to...

How do newcomers get a Social Insurance Number? The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9-digit number that is required to work in Canada and access government programs and benefits. There are benefits for all family members to get a SIN. These...

We need your help to tell our story! Over the last two years, we’ve grown steadily, enabling us to make a significant impact; and you can help us continue to grow, increase our support and build awareness. Through the power of social media, we can reach...

We have said our goodbyes to Aurelie Olives, our previous secretary-treasurer, who has decided she must leave us a result of increasing work pressures and family life. But how fortunate we are to welcome Anna Nguyen, as our new treasurer!  Anna came to Canada as a young child from VietNam....

Throughout the year, using Zoom, PRSN offers a series of two-hour, Saturday morning, free workshops and one-hour Wednesday Lunch & Learn events designed to help people like you and me navigate the choppy waters of sponsorship. We tap experts in a range of relevant subject matter...

Committees of any organization are where the work happens; they determine how best to advance the work to reach the network goals and objectives. Here are two more committees that you should know about and how they are working for you. Sustainability Chair:  Marika Elek, marika.elek@alumni.utoronto.ca Charged with the...