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By admin2 on Friday, December 30, 2016
Doctor says it’s a ‘miracle’ that a Syrian man survived throughout his journey from Aleppo. The state of his heart was so bad that he was admitted for emergency quadruple bypass surgery at St. Mike’s Hospital when he went in for a routine checkup.


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https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2016/12/26/a-miracle-syrian-survived-journey-before-surgery-at-st-michaels-hospital.html

By admin2 on Friday, December 30, 2016
An refugee and activist praised for by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016 has had her asylum hearing suspended by Canadian border-enforcement authorities.
By admin2 on Friday, December 30, 2016
Private sponsors fear new application limit for 2017 will prevent many refugees from escaping danger of war-torn Syria. The federal government will cap new applications for private sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees at 1,000 in 2017.  
By admin2 on Friday, December 23, 2016
A dozen youth with precarious immigration status in Toronto explore difficult themes in the book Seeds of Hope: Creating a Future in the Shadows
By admin2 on Friday, December 23, 2016
Mental health support was part of a weekly George Brown program that helps survivors overcome hurdles, navigate the system and return to school.
By admin2 on Friday, December 23, 2016
This budget presents a stark choice for the Mayor and Council: choose between eliminating 780 staff positions, affecting programs and services for thousands of residents, especially vulnerable residents, or adopt new revenue tools to balance this budget.
By admin2 on Friday, December 23, 2016

A new report estimates poverty is costing Toronto between $4.5-$5.5 billion each year due to increases in cost to the health and justice system as well as lost tax revenue. Report authors emphasize the need to see poverty as a drag on our economy.


By admin2 on Friday, December 23, 2016
Five advisory committees to Toronto City Council issued letters to Mayor John Tory asking him to reconsider the proposed across-the-board 2.6% budget cuts, citing concerns over the impact on marginalized communities and vulnerable residents that will result from cuts to transit, housing, health services and recreation.
By admin2 on Monday, December 12, 2016
Retired Toronto businessman Glenn Clydesdale raised $8,800 to pay for his Jamaican friend’s prosthetic leg. He now has to convince Canadian immigration officials to let him into the country for the fitting at Toronto’s Prosthetic Energy.


https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2016/11/26/toronto-man-stymied-in-bid-to-help-jamaican-amputee.html

By admin2 on Monday, December 12, 2016
Auditor General of Canada Michael Ferguson presents the results of seven audits completed by his Office since last summer. The audits focused on topics such as: the Beyond the Border Action Plan, indigenous offenders, oversight of passenger vehicle safety and recruitment and retention in the Canadian Armed Forces.