Two free workshops are taking place in Yellowknife this weekend, teaching people interested in the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program what it takes.

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Five months ago, Yellowknife welcomed the Alhajy family to the community, the first Syrian refugee family to arrive in the territory’s capital since the Syrian civil war began over five years ago.

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is putting on the workshops in the city, providing information and discussion about Canada’s Private Refugee Sponsorship Program.

The sessions will tackle the application process and expected timelines that come with it, what resources are available in Yellowknife, and what happens when the sponsorship period is over.

The sessions will take place Friday night at 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Yellowknife United Church.