Events & Articles

May 14, 2019

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

May 02, 2019

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

May 02, 2019

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

May 02, 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.

May 01, 2019

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

April 22, 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

April 18, 2019

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.

April 17, 2019

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.


April 16, 2019

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.

April 16, 2019

According to Rumie, , a Toronto-based startup and non-profit whose mission is to democratize quality digital education, 3 million Syrian children in refugee camps do not have access to education.

To address this problem, Rumie launched Learn Syria Initiative.

The initiative aims to gather learning content for displaced Syrian children.

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