Responding to the world refugee crisis: BVOR Sponsorship Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is proud to partner Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario in organizing this one day conference. Attend this conference to learn more about how we can respond to the current refugee crisis through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Refugee Sponsorship program.

There will be workshops covering the topics of BVOR Sponsorship, joys and challenges of sponsorship, and settlement supports. Ann Voskamp, a refugee sponsorship advocate, will deliver the keynote speech on her refugee sponsorship experience. Other presenters include Barbara Treviranus, former field worker for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, representatives from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, Brian Dyck, MCC National Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator, Moses Moini, MCC Ontario Refugee Program Coordinator, and Kaylee Perez, MCC Ontario Refugee Resettlement Associate.

This conference has been rescheduled from April 14 to May 5 due to an ice storm struck Southern Ontario. If you registered for the April 14 event, you must register again.

To attend this event, please register here.