Apply now! New SPARK workshop!

Apply now! New SPARK workshop!
Have an idea that supports refugee child, youth, and family settlement?

Did you know that it can take several years to translate evidence-based knowledge into best practice?

SPARK training helps providers put what they know into action more quickly. The program lets you

  • create an effective plan using a simple, easy-to-use framework
  • identify key stakeholders
  • design effective strategies to reach your audience
  • connect with others working on projects in the same field

If you have an idea that supports refugee child, youth, and family settlement, apply for our SPARK virtual workshop today.

Projects may focus on refugee health (including social determinants of health such as housing, food security, socio-economic status, etc.), mental health, schooling, language acquisition, employment, and social or cultural integration. (Other topics that support refugee settlement may also be considered).

Complete your online application by September 28, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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CYRRC Virtual SPARK Workshop

When: November 2 to 25, 2021

  • Instructional sessions: Tuesdays (November 2-23), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
  • Mentor group meetings: Thursdays * (November 4-25), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

* Adjustments will be made for Remembrance Day.

Where: Virtual (Zoom and Microsoft Teams)


We encourage applications from CYRRC members, researchers, students, service provider organizations, community partners, ethnocultural organizations, and people with lived and living experience who support the social and economic integration, education, mental and/or physical well-being of refugee children, youth, and families in Canada.

Registration fee: C$75 plus applicable taxes

Course fee: fully subsidized by the CYRRC

Please note: this workshop will be conducted in English. Training materials, including the participant manual, are available in both official languages.

You will need the following resources to participate in the workshop:

  • high-speed internet
  • the ability to access and use Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • webcam
  • microphone
  • speakers (or earphones)
  • the ability to view and create documents

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