January 8, 2024

IRCC: Canada to launch humanitarian pathway for people affected by the conflict in Sudan

On December 28, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a new humanitarian pathway for people affected by the conflict in Sudan. “The ongoing conflict in […]
May 23, 2023

The Eyeglasses Project: Making Eye Care Accessible

Founded in 2018, The Eyeglasses Project provides eyecare services free of charge for marginalized individuals.  With eye exams and prescription glasses free of charge, The Eyeglasses […]
March 21, 2022

Digital Messaging Service for Afghan Newcomers

Refugee 613 is a communications organization created by a network of service providers, refugee sponsors and community volunteers. They provide their partners and the public with […]
February 9, 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Refugees, asylum claimants, sponsors and PRRA applicants

Travel restrictions have an impact on many people who can’t travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop most discretionary travel to Canada. At this time, […]
February 8, 2022

Media and Government Framing of Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One understudied area of adult education and lifelong learning is the role of media as educator and policy player. An article written by Michelle Stack and […]
January 28, 2022

Report: Canadian Health Personnel Attitudes Toward Refugee Claimants’ Entitlement to Health Care

The attitudes toward refugee claimants’ access to healthcare among Canadian health care personnel are influenced by multilevel factors, including institutional and societal culture. A research paper analyzed […]
December 14, 2021

Expanding Refugee Pathways to Canada: Strategies for Welcoming Afghan and Other Refugees

A paper of the CERC in Migration & Integration recommends strategies for implementing the new Afghan resettlement programs and strengthening the impact of the Economic Mobility Pathways […]
November 26, 2021

CBSA: Refugee Claimants Arriving in Canada from the United States

If you have been directed back to the United States, you may now return to Canada at an official port of entry to resume your refugee […]
November 16, 2021

Environics Institute: Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Refugees – Fall 2021

What do Canadians think about immigration and refugees today, and how has this changed over the past year? As part of its Focus Canada public opinion […]
October 25, 2021

Launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). Beginning October 6, 2021, persons in Canada […]
October 15, 2021

The Power of Community Fundraising: Coming Together to Support Afghan Women

There is so much power in community fundraising, and the local community continues to show up for Afghan women. This fall, local businesses and organizations have […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
August 30, 2021

Measures for Processing of Files for Afghan Nationals

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is aware of and monitoring the rapid changes in the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The Board […]
August 29, 2021

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Afghanistan Crisis Information

August 20, 2021 – Update on the Afghanistan Crisis from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) The government announced on August 13 an expanded resettlement program, […]
August 24, 2021

Supporting Afghan Nationals: How the Special Programs Work

The Government of Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through a special immigration program […]
August 16, 2021

IRCC: Canada and the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada has issued two press releases regarding the resettlement of vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. […]
August 13, 2021

IRCC: Government of Canada Offers Refuge to Afghans who Assisted Canada

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
June 7, 2021

Report: Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs

Canada has been seen globally as a leader in immigration and integration policies and programs, and as an attractive and welcoming country for immigrants, refugees, temporary […]