The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today to highlight the accomplishments made by the Government of Canada during the first 100 days of its mandate: “When we were elected, we promised real change to improve the lives of Canadians – change [continue reading].
Syrian Refugees in Canada
Why this is important? A message from Muzoon, a Syrian refugee, education advocate and Malala Fund ambassador: “I am Muzoon. When Malala came to visit the Syrian refugee camp in Jordan where my family was relocated after fleeing the war, she encouraged me to continue [continue reading].
A Nanaimo Mennonite Brethren church is responding to the global refugee crisis by joining with 10 other churches of varied denominations to sponsor a refugee family from Eritrea. The churches are sponsoring a single mother as well as her two daughters and grandmother, and are [continue reading].
‘We are blaming refugee crisis for terrorism, when really we should be blaming terrorism for refugee crisis’ Relations between Israel and Syria have been tense since the mid-1990s — the nations have fought against each other in several wars, and have never had [continue reading].
Having fought (in) the wars that created these crises – Canada has systematically closed every possible avenue of access for refugees. This article is published in snippets. Bombing Islamic State for a year will cost Canada half a billion dollars. Canada previously spent [continue reading].
“Now the whole world is going to watch my story. Where was all the world before when my kids were hungry? When I didn’t have a job?” said Tima Kurdi. The aunt of two drowned Syrian boys recalled her brother’s harrowing battle to save his sons at two emotional press [continue reading].
How private sponsorship works: Canadians can sponsor migrants as part of a group of five or more people, through community sponsorship, or through one of the roughly 90 sponsorship agreement holders (a mix of faith groups and secular organizations) that have signed agreements [continue reading].
Europe’s asylum-seekers come from all walks of life. It was January 1979 when my family began their perilous journey to flee Vietnam.We were the last of the Trinh extended family to go and our situation was getting increasingly desperate. I was four years old, my sister, [continue reading].