Refugee resettlement

Quilt Of Stories: Connecting Refugees With Writing Mentor

The X Page is a storytelling workshop that connects women who are either refugees or immigrants with artists.

The objective is to get the artist to mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.

During a 12-week writing and performance workshop facilitated by professional artists, 19 refugees and immigrants from Waterloo developed a narrative.

Each of their narrative was then merged in a cohesive presentation that will be shared publicly.

Community Capacity Building Workshop For Refugees

The grassroot artist collective Multicultural Artists Coalition (MAC) is organizing a workshop to empower refugee artists.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Presentation of a report on gaps, systemic barriers, and other obstacles that affect refugee artist
  • Networking activities with City of Ottawa Art, Heritage, and Culture staff, other cultural promoters and supporters
  • Lecture on the decolonization of knowledge, arts, and culture
  • Poetry, music, and visual arts

Health, Refugees And Immigration Law

To provide some guidance in terms of justice for refugee and immigration matters, the Health Justice Program is organizing a seminar.

Participants will be able to:

  • Get an overview of common migratory trajectories

  • Understand how accessing justice in refugee/immigration matters can have repercussions on health across the migratory/post-migratory trajectory

Reshaping The Future Of Private Sponsorship

Refugee 613 and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are inviting former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers working with sponsored refugees to a brainstorming session.

The objective is to find new tools and ideas that can be impactful.

Former refugees will receive a $25 honorarium and public transportation will be covered too.

Date: Saturday, 11th of May, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M

Memories of Mogadishu Conference 2019

The Somali diaspora from around the world will be showcased during an exhibition.

The exhibition intends to explore the use of oral history and digital archives in order to keep cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.

This conference is part of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, a multimedia project that  studies the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by those who have been displaced.

Photography Exhibition On The Lives And Journeys Of LGBTQ2SI Refugees

JAYU is organizing a photography exhibition that will focus on the lives and journeys of LGBTQI refugees around the world.

The evening will consist of keynote addresses, a panel of conversation around LGBTQI refugee resettlement, and the photography exhibition.

The portraits were taken by JAYU’s I Am Program, a year-round project that equips youngsters from underserved neighbourhoods with training in photography and social justice.

Date: Friday, 10th of May, 2019

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.

Refugee Hearing Program Volunteer Training

On top of being complex, refugee hearings can be quite a source of anxiety for refugee claimants.

Most of them go through anxiety, fear, and emotional anguish.

To help assist the claimants, Matthew House has developed a Refugee Hearing Program (RHP).

This program aims to prepare claimants for their hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

This training will provide an overview of the Refugee Hearing Program (RHP) and the refugee determination process.

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: