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By admin2 on Monday, May 29, 2017

The UNHCR, in partnership with Google, developed this video project exploring the world's top questions about the Syrian refugee crisis.

By admin2 on Monday, May 29, 2017

People who now call Manitoba home but came to Canada as refugees shared their stories in Winnipeg on Tuesday night to expand the conversation around the recent increase in refugee claimants and asylum seekers. 

Louise Simbandumwe, a volunteer with Amnesty International, said the event was held to "talk about the need to ensure that we have a compassionate and human rights-based response."

By admin2 on Monday, May 29, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to learn from Syrians themselves about their experiences in the GTA. I heard from 7 Syrian refugees, 4 settlement workers, and a local community organization that has been active in the Syrian initiative since November 2015. Overall, Syrians feel grateful towards Canada and the many Canadians who have helped them settle in their new home country. For example, one said that possessing Canadian permanent resident status allows his compatriots to feel like their lives matter.

However, Syrians have been confronted by 4 prominent challenges which have affected their settlement experiences in the GTA.

By admin2 on Monday, May 29, 2017

Like many refugees, Biruktawit had to plead her case for asylum before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). She had three months to prepare. She learned how to express herself at Matthew House’s mock refugee board trial program.

By admin2 on Friday, May 26, 2017
Some of Canada's leading historians say the federal government is putting the country's historical record at risk by hoarding piles of documents inside secret archives that together would make a stack taller than the CN Tower.Historian Dennis Molinaro of Trent University discovered ministries and agencies are stockpiling millions of decades-old papers rather than handing them over to Library and Archives Canada for safekeeping and public access. He's launched a petition to try to convince the government to set them free.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Billions of dollars lost to the economy because people trained elsewhere can't work in fields, studies find. The career pathways loan program will help immigrants and permanent residents afford the upgrading of professional credentials not recognized in Canada.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Agency says it has no choice but to slash refugee services — but many say cuts could be 'devastating'.  Immigration advocates are sounding the alarm as Legal Aid Ontario moves to slash services for refugees — saying the measures threaten to hold vulnerable asylum seekers hostage amid the organization's fight for added government funding.
By admin2 on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Opposition has quickly risen against the government’s “safe return review” policy. This new policy means that after five years in the UK, the situation in a refugee’s country of origin will be reviewed and if it is deemed to be “safe”, the UK will seek to return the individual rather than offer them permanent settlement. 
By admin2 on Thursday, May 25, 2017

In partnership with local communities, UNICEF hopes the project can bring refugees and non-refugees together to break bread and break barriers. With the aroma of traditional Syrian delicacies permeating the air, what’s usually the drivers’ support centre at Uber’s Toronto office was transformed into an intimate story-telling party Wednesday night.

By admin2 on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Canadian Council for Refugees has issued a Media Release calling on federal and provincial governments to provide increased and sustainable legal aid funding to represent refugees and vulnerable migrants in refugee and immigration proceedings.