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Workshop: Collaborating with Private Sponsors

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will help frontline settlement staff better understand how to collaborate with private sponsors, including the roles and responsibilities of sponsoring groups/individuals and service providers.  Facilitators will also explore how to respond to common sponsorship challenges and breakdowns.

Target Audience:  This workshop is appropriate for frontline settlement staff (including intake and reception staff) with <5 years of experience.  More senior staff who would like a refresher / update are also welcome.

Outcomes:  Participants will:

  • Better understand the private sponsorship system (PSRs, BVORs; Sponsorship Agreement Holders, Constituent Groups, Groups of Five, Community Sponsors)
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of sponsoring groups and individuals
  • Discuss the roles of service providers, and how service providers can respond to common challenges
  • Understand what to do in the case of a sponsorship breakdown

Facilitators / Presenters: Ermias Yoseph (MIIC), Gelila Hailu (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program), Belloty Kabamba-Braun (Mennonite Central Committee)

Registration: To register, contact Immaculate Nabisere at i.nabisere@mansomanitoba.ca  The workshop is free of charge.  Priority will be given to MANSO member organizations, each organization can register up to two staff, additional staff may be registered to the waitlist, and will be offered a seat if there is space after the registration deadline.  Registration deadline: February 15th, 2019.


March 1
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


United Way of Winnipeg
580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7 Canada