Refugee inclusion

Canadian Immigration Summit 2019

Over 300 delegates will attend the Canadian Immigration Summit 2019.  

The objective of the summit is to explore how Canada can respond proactively to

This year, the summit will lay emphasis on the following topics:

  • Populism

  • Future Skills And The Changing Nature Of Work

  • Settlement And Technology

  • Diversity In The Workplace

Redesigning The Future Of Sponsored Refugee Resettlement in Ontario

Do you want to participate in the reshaping of private sponsorship of refugees?

Refugees 613 in collaboration with the Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is looking for former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers who work with privately-sponsored refugees.

Participants will have a full day of brainstorming focused on designing tools and ideas that can make an impact on private sponsorship.

A Crowdsourced Guide To Help Syrian Refugees Resettle In Ontario

To do its bit for Syrian refugees resettlement in Ontario, Tasytt, a Hamilton-based startup created a crowdsourced guide.

Offered in English and Arabic, the guide offers tips on lifestyle in Canada, education, taxes, and banking.

The guide aims to be a straightforward and fast introduction to to the processes, habits, and aspects of the Canadian culture that are not explicit.


12th Annual Social Work Research Symposium

Due to wars, violence or persecution, people are fleeing their countries around the world.

On top of that, they have to face xenophobic ideologies in some stances.

To address this issue, York University, School Of Social Work, is organizing its 12 annual social work research symposium.

This year’s theme is Securing Our Political Futures: Critical Social Work And Social Science Conversations On Xenophobic Nationalisms.

The following topics will be covered:

Once Upon A Time A Refugee

To celebrate the experience and contributions of refugees, the North York Community House is organizing a community education event.

North York Community House will do an interactive multimedia presentation.

Moreover, participants will also be able to enjoy theatrical presentations, music, digital stories, and dance by refugees.

Date: Wednesday, 24th of April, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m

Refugee Art Project

The Toronto Global Shapers is organizing the Refugee Art Project, a multimedia showcase that will feature art and live performances.

This event supports Love Without Borders, a grassroots organization that helps refugees in Greek camps get access to shelters and housing communities.

All while providing them with a platform to raise awareness on the conditions they live in.

Innovative Pathways To Refugee Employment

Employment is essential for the integration and inclusion of refugees in Canada.

But, how can we ease refugees’ entry in the Canadian labour market?

To help refugees overcome obstacles and access employment opportunities that will support their integration and inclusion, Hire Immigrants is organizing a webinar.

Participants will be able to learn more about:

Refugee And Human Rights Poetry Contest

COSTI Immigrant services invites students in Grades 4 to 12 to write a poem around the theme “Refugee and Human Rights”.

The poems can be written either in English or French with a maximum of 24 lines.

The winner will be revealed on Thursday 20th of June 2019.

Deadline for registration: Friday, 29th of March, 2019

Time: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m

Settlement Team Information Session For Prospective Volunteers

Rainbow Railroad is looking for volunteers to support LGBTQI+ refugees during their first year in Canada.

Rainbow Railroad matches each refugee with a group of volunteers (settlement team) that assist them in their daily errands and help them raise fund during their first in the Great North.

During that information session, prospective volunteers will be able to connect with experienced settlement team members and the Refugee Rainbow Railroad team.

PSR: Making Provision For Month 13

Month 13 is a milestone in the private sponsorship program.

After all, it entails that the refugee will not longer get financial support from his private sponsor.

To help you prepare for that transition, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • When should sponsors start preparing for month 13

  • The month 13 checklist and needs assessment