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How do we dispel and counteract myths and misconceptions around refugees in our community?

This is a question that Life As A Refugee (LAAR) 2019  try to answer during its annual conference.

Held by the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, the conference will revolve around four themes: pre-arrival, landing, settlement, and integration.

Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People will be the keynote speaker of the event.

Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m

Location: Four Points by Sheraton London, 1150 Wellington Road, London

To register for this event or for more information, please click here




Posted: 06/10/2019 - 11:06

Matthew House, the non-for-profit organization that provides home for refugee claimants is organizing its annual community dinner.

The objective is to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Participants will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes from around the world.

Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

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

Location: Matthew House ,Toronto, 981 Dundas Street West, Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here




Posted: 06/10/2019 - 09:44

Co-hosted by University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Université Saint Paul, Université du Québec en Outanouais, The Refugee Hub, and Human Rights Research and Education, Humanizing Migration is a bilingual forum that aims to humanize public debate around migration in Canada.


There will be workshops on:

  • Access to education

  • Environmental displacement

  • Community engagement in (re) settlement and integration

  • US-Canada border crosser in the context of Safe Third Country Agreement

Participants will also get to watch “I am Rohingya” documentary which will be followed by Q&A.


Date: Thursday, 20th of June, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m

Location: University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East, Learning Crossroads Building (CRX), Ottawa

To register for this event or for more information, please click here




Posted: 06/10/2019 - 09:35

How do you keep Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the loop if there is any change in circumstances (change in family composition, change of contact details, mailing, or residential address etc…)?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will explain to you through a webinar what you need to do in the event that this was to happen to the refugee you are sponsoring.

Participants will know get to know the following things:

  • Who to contact and when

  • How to add dependents after submission

  • What forms to complete

  • What supporting documents you need to include

Date: Monday, 17th of June, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

To register for this webinar or for more information, please click here



Posted: 06/10/2019 - 09:29

Refugee accounts are essential to understanding the challenges of being a refugee.

To mark the World Refugee Day, Toronto Public Library invited local author Maryam Rafiee to present her new book Dear Baba: A Story Through Letters.

Her book recounts her life as a teenager in Iran, with her father imprisoned because of his political views.

During that time, Maryam wrote him several letters that she was unable to send.

Those letters were published in her new book.

It reveals the suffering that prisoners of conscience and their families go through and the hope they have to keep in the face of tyranny.

Date: Saturday, 15th of June, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m

Location: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 06/04/2019 - 16:58

To celebrate the World Refugee Day, Waterloo Region community is organizing its annual Refugee Art Show.

The art exhibition will feature the following local and international artists:

  • Euan Gray

  • Kemal Vural Tarlan

  • Pamela Rojas

  • Waterloo Collegiate Institute

Date: Saturday, 8th of June, 2019

Location: 10 King Street West , Kitchener

For more information, please contact shannon.godelie@THEMUSEUM.ca


Posted: 06/04/2019 - 16:54

Waterloo Region’s community is celebrating the World Refugee Day.

The theme chosen for this year is “Becoming Neighbours”.

Participants will be able to enjoy the following activities:

  • Performances by Gatako singers

  • Art exhibition by refugees

  • Dance workshops for all ages

  • Building a lego neighbourhood brick by brick

Date: Sunday, 9th of June, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m

Location: TheMuseum, 10 King St. W, Kitchener

Posted: 06/04/2019 - 16:36

Cathay House, a communal residence that provides transitional housing for women refugee claimants and convention refugees is organizing its spring gala.

Participants will be able to make the most of:

  • Inspiring stories

  • Lively entertainment

  • Three course meal

Date : Sunday, 9th of June, 2019

Time: 4:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m

Location: The Cameron, 176 Cameron Ave, Ottawa

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 05/31/2019 - 09:56

Applying for the private sponsorship of a refugee can be quite complex and stressful.

To make sure that you do not miss out anything and out all the odds in your favor, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the following things:

  • The application process

  • Recent updates and changes in the process

  • Who can be included on an application package

  • What supporting documents need to be included in the application package

  • How to complete the form for Groups of five

  • What are the requirement for proof of funding for Groups of five

  • How to complete the forms for Community Sponsors

  • Proof of funds requirements for Community Sponsors

  • How to complete the refugees’ form

Date: Friday, 7th of June, 2019

Time: 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 05/31/2019 - 09:50

The Rainbow Railroad, an international Non-For-Profit organization that helps LGBTQI people facing extreme violence and persecution come to Canada is organizing an information session.

The session will focus mainly on  how to find housing for privately sponsored LGBTQI refugees.

The aim is to find short and long-term accommodation for refugees.

Date: Tuesday, 4th of June, 2019

Time: 6:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M

Location: Rainbow Railroad HQ, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 360, Toronto

To register for this event or for more information, please click here


Posted: 05/24/2019 - 11:27

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