Currently, the UN estimates that there are 70.8 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide, and this number is growing. Serving those in the most need is one of our defining evangelizing tools. In the words of Jesus, “truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me” (Matt 24:40).
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Catholic Social Teaching affirms:
It is with these in mind that the Archdiocese of Regina would like to offer our support to any parish community wishing to sponsor a refugee or asylum seeker.
Find helpful resources HERE.
Register for our Refugee email list:
Our next workshop will be November 2021. Wait for the invitation to register for this. Before you register, read this to make sure that you are able to undertake a sponsorship: Obligations PDF
Consider attending RSTP webinars or others. It is mandatory that you attend the Archdiocese of Regina Workshop to sponsor with us. RSTP webinars will help you a lot and are highly recommended, but not mandatory. Watch your emails for upcoming webinars.
Double check your Checklist, make sure you have everything you need.
Cheques can be made out to: Archiepiscopal Corporation of Regina
In the Memo write: Refugee Sponsorship for “NAME”
Abdul will check your forms and get your file ready to send to IRCC. Once the file is sent, your cheque will be deposited.
This is the hardest part. Once we send your file to IRCC we have no control over it anymore. Processing sometimes takes months, sometimes years. If there are problems, or when they are scheduled for their interviews you will get an email from IN-ROCO. You will need to respond, not the Archdiocese.
You can click HERE to check on your case's progress
Eventually, we will receive notice of their arrival.
You will receive an email with the flight itinerary for your refugee from IN-ROCO called a NAT (Notification of Arrival Transmission)
Get your home/their home ready
Food, clothing, rent, household items etc.
Do they need to go to any doctors? IFHP services can be found HERE
Here is a list of the monthly webinars. These are not mandatory, but we highly recommend you attend them
Please join the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Volunteer Canada for a webinar on volunteer recruitment and engagement.
The webinar will cover the following:
The session will conclude by providing you with links for further reading, references, and we will include some time for questions. Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm EST
Please Register by clicking HERE. Please share the webinar with your contacts, networks and anyone that may be interested.
To find the forms you will need to fill out for your case please click HERE to go to the IRCC website.
Click on "A Form or Checklist"
Scroll down, and search the IMM #### forms from the "List of Forms" Document which can be downloaded HERE
Make sure to save your work often. Send all completed forms to [email protected]
As of November 2021, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed recovery collection calls to immigration loan clients with delinquent accounts.
Contact us at 1-800-667-7301 if you:
Sponsor Engagement Unit
Newcomer Welcome Centre WEBSITE
Not in Regina? Find support for wherever you are in Saskatchewan
There are 11 Regional Newcomer Gateways in Saskatchewan, as listed below:
Use Find Programs and Services to Help You Settle in Saskatchewan to locate the Gateway closest to you.
These locations also provide services to the smaller towns and communities around them and are open to all newcomers to Saskatchewan, including immigrants.
Thank you to all of those who have participated in our last Refugee Workshop! We were overwhelmed by your support and commitment. If you have any follow-up questions please check out this website, as there is a lot of information on here. You can always email Abdul at [email protected]
We do not take personal appointments.
Page URL: http://archregina.sk.ca/social-justice/refugee-sponsorship