AURA Workshops
AURA has developed a series of workshops that train and develop sponsoring groups in the myriad of subject areas that are needed for successful settlement. AURA’s workshops are designed to suit the diverse needs of each Refugee Sponsoring Group.

Workshops at the AURA office can accommodate 10 to 50 people, while off site workshops are flexible and can be adjusted to meet the needs of any number of participants.

Information Session for Refugee Sponsorship
With over 60 million refugees around the world right now, many Canadians are directly getting involved in order to help. AURA represents the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and the Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In this capacity AURA facilities the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) by working with a coalition of churches and affiliated organizations to help refugees.

The AURA Information Session for Refugee Sponsorship introduces anyone to refugee sponsorship and answers the following questions:
•Who Are Refugees?
•What is Refugee Sponsorship?
•What are refugee sponsors responsible for?
•How do you form a refugee sponsoring group with AURA?
•How do you request a refugee case from AURA?

To request an information session for your group please use Book an AURA Speaker form. To find out when the next scheduled information session is, please contact the AURA office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Refugee Sponsorship Training - Settlement Planning
To ensure successful refugee sponsorship it is important that refugee sponsors have the right tools and most up to date information. AURA offers regular refugee sponsorship training sessions that inform refugee sponsors and gives them the ability to develop a successful refugee sponsorship settlement plan. PLEASE only register for a training session if you are part of an AURA Refugee Sponsoring Group.

AURA training sessions cover the following topics:
•Review of refugee sponsorship through AURA
•Refugee sponsorship goals
•Responsibilities, both of AURA and refugee sponsors
•Settlement Planning and the creation of a settlement plan
•Sponsorship tips
Please check back for future training sessions, if your group would like to schedule a training please contact the AURA office at (416)588-1612.

AURA Small Group/Individual Refugee Sponsorship Training/Q&A Session
These sessions are offered for refugee sponsoring groups who have a few outstanding group members who have not been able to attend a regular AURA training session. These sessions will allow remaining members to get caught up so the group can be considered “Sponsorship Ready”. These sessions are also appropriate for secondary questions that refugee sponsoring groups may want to directly ask a member of the AURA staff.

Small Group/Individual Refugee Sponsorship Training/Q&A Session:
•Review of refugee sponsorship through AURA
•Responsibilities, both of AURA and refugee sponsors
•Settlement Planning and the creation of a settlement plan
•Answers to specific group questions or concerns
Seating is limited
To register for one of these sessions, please contact the AURA office at (416)588-1612.
***THESE SESSIONS ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE***

Home

About US

Toolbox

Get Involved

Get In Touch

  • 2723 St. Clair Avenue East
    Toronto, ON M4B 1M8
  • (416) 588-1612
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.