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Workshop: Collaborating with Private Sponsors

September 27 @ 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: Ahmed Elmi (Sponsorship Services Counsellor), Belloty Kabamba-Braun (Mennonite Central Committee), Hilina Shiwaye (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, RSTP)

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This workshop is open to members of MANSO member agencies. If you are not a member of a MANSO member agency, there may be an opportunity for you to register for this event.  Please contact us directly at info@mansomanitoba.ca for more information

Venue is wheelchair accessible. Other accessibility accommodations available on advance request.

MANSO has a PD access fund for our Regular and Friends of MANSO members.  For more details please see our Professional Development Policy


September 27
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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