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By admin2 on Thursday, April 26, 2018
Young Somali men are being killed at an alarming rate in Toronto and nearly half of their cases dating back more than a decade have gone unsolved.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 26, 2018
Wynne says province will help Toronto accommodate growing number of refugees with shelter spaces after Mayor John Tory says city’s shelter system and social services at their limit.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 26, 2018
In 2015, a photo of her three-year-old nephew dead on a Turkish beach sparked an international conversation about the refugee crisis. On Tuesday, Tima will be in Edmonton to talk about her new book.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Canada has a positive record of refugee acceptance and a relatively comprehensive integration strategy. Research has shown, however, that refugees still struggle to integrate in a number of areas. Long term data shows that refugees contribute a great deal to the Canadian economy, achieve high educational levels, and integrate relatively well. Despite strong willingness to start over and succeed in Canada, the process of integration can be long and arduous with many structural and social barriers.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hassan was traveling through a U.N. program called “voluntary repatriation,” which provides hundreds of dollars to refugees in Kenya who choose to go back home. But there was nothing voluntary about her journey to Somalia. Instead, her return was a sign of how a strained international aid system has broken down amid the biggest global refu­gee crisis since World War II.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
For more than a decade, Ontario had seen a continuous decline in immigration, but now the province’s strong economy and federal changes to immigrant selection criteria have helped boost its appeal to newcomers again.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The new Filipino-centred curriculum, launched in March, is refreshing to Cabrera and Austria, who are both 13 and second-generation Filipino-Canadians. The content was familiar to them, and was the first time they saw their culture and community reflected in what’s being taught in school.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Phyllis Holmes’ parents were separated for more than 15 years because her mother wasn’t allowed to immigrate to join her father in Vancouver under the laws of the day. “Hearing those stories is hurtful,” she told StarMetro in an interview Sunday. “That was really hard on my dad.” Many of Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian community share such stories of social, economic and cultural hardship.

By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In a bid to ease pressure on Quebec, the federal government will begin sending asylum-seekers directly to Ontario if that is their preferred destination.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for terrorism-related charges after a trial that Amnesty International and Makhtal’s lawyer called unfair. Canadian officials had been working for years to secure his release.

By admin2 on Thursday, April 19, 2018

The City of Vancouver has approved a motion that would give permanent residents the right to vote in municipal elections, but it still needs to be approved by the provincial government. Currently, a person needs to be at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen to vote.

By admin2 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections on the table saying that we could go in the neighbourhood of 400 people per day.”

By admin2 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has announced major changes to Canada’s immigration policy that will make it far easier for persons with disabilities and their family members to immigrate to Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Why doesn’t the humanitarian system have a way to collect real-time information about refugee populations, needs and aid? We speak to Galen Englund from the ONE Campaign about the data gaps and how they harm policy making for refugees.
By admin2 on Friday, April 13, 2018
Data compiled by the immigration department shows a persistent gap between female immigrants, both new and established in Canada, compared with their Canadian-born counterparts as well as male immigrants.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
OPINION: The Liberals’ plan to spend big on mental-health care will benefit many women — but more needs to be done to reduce stigma and help the most vulnerable, writes Lauren McKeon. 
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Liberal government shouldn’t bend to critics of its antiracism consultations, but it should also know racialized Canadians expect meaningful change.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
When Casandra Diamond was lured into the world of licensed Toronto massage parlours as a teenager, she thought it would give her control and financial freedom. Instead, she lived in fear for the next 10 years. Forced to provide sexual services to a dozen men each night, Diamond routinely endured requests that were degrading or violent. Then she would go home to her "boyfriend" — the man who was trafficking her, cutting her off from family and friends and keeping her money.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
In a corner of Halifax’s historic south end, Mandarin signs have started to sprout up: They appoint dumpling and dessert restaurants, bubble tea cafes, rental housing and a barbershop. They are the early signs of a fledgling Chinatown.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
We are concerned about a recent spike in the use of the term “illegal” to characterize asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. One newspaper speaks of “illegal migrants” while others focus on “illegal border crossers.” An editorial from a prominent national paper asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “yield to Tory measures” by tightening the border.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Toronto lawyer and activist Jamil Jivani explores the destructive ideas that can influence young men. For Jamil Jivani, whose early years in Brampton were shaped by a father’s absence, an obsession with gangster subculture and friends who flirted with criminality, a capacity to aspire helped turn his life around.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Days like Refugee Rights Day and World Refugee Day create an opportunity to raise public awareness about the long-term challenges refugees in Canada face beyond just settlement. What many Canadians often don't realize is the importance of family reunification after part of a family is able to settle in Canada. One of the many shared experiences of refugees is family separation, which has devastating impacts on their wellbeing, and their ability to contribute more to their host countries.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
The divisive debate in Quebec about the clothes Muslim women choose to wear is back in the spotlight, less than six months before the fall provincial election. Eve Torres, a 44-year-old Muslim mother of three who proudly wears a hijab, announced she was seeking the nomination in a Montreal-area riding for Quebec solidaire, the legislature's most left-leaning party.
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
The sheer number of complaints — despite serious obstacles in the path of those filing them, as well as the patterns they reveal about mistreatment in facilities nationwide — suggest that sexual assault and harassment in immigration detention are not only widespread but systemic, and enabled by an agency that regularly fails to hold itself accountable. 
By admin2 on Thursday, April 12, 2018
We speak with Canada’s minister of refugees and immigration Ahmed Hussen about how his own experience of displacement influenced his career and policy-making for our new series on leadership by refugees.