Events & Articles

January 13, 2020

For years, Fathi Mursal watched his country being ravaged by widespread ethnic cleansing due to civil war. Unable to take it anymore, he decided to flee his country in search for a better future. In this blog post, he recounts his journey to the Great White North.

January 13, 2020

The impact of insecure environment, traumatic incidents,  and chronic stress heavily impacts Syrian refugees.

To help frontline workers better understand them, the Jewish Family Services of ottawa is organizing (JFS) a mental wellness workshop. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Understanding Syrian Culture and cross cultural sensitivity

  • Emotional experiences related to migration journey 

January 06, 2020

What leads some people to become private sponsors for refugees? D. Martin Mark recounts his journey as a private sponsor in a humble and intimate setting.

January 02, 2020

Refugee claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity are the most complex and difficult cases that the Immigration and Refugees Board (IRB) gets. The Centre for Refugee Studies is organizing a seminar to discuss the common pitfalls that the IRB makes to assess these claims.

January 02, 2020

Acclimating to the norms and customs of your host country can be quite hard at the beginning. To help you get familiar with the Canadian workplace culture, YMCA of Greater Toronto Newcomer Information Centre is organizing an information session.

November 22, 2019

Do you want to have more knowledge on the motivations and goals of displaced people? Lessons Learned Simulations and Training is organizing a two-day professional development course. Social, political, and economic dynamics will be at the centre of this course.

November 19, 2019

Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) are invited to a full-day workshop organized by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

November 15, 2019

The Refugee Hub is organizing a roundtable around refugee sponsorship. 

The recent publication of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees will be the focus of this roundtable.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lessons learned and the ways forward for the private sponsorship of refugees. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m 

November 14, 2019

The Waterloo Centre For German Studies is organizing a talk on Dr. Taylor’s latest book In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany. 

This will be an opportunity for people to discover the stories of the 40,000 unaccompanied children - children orphaned or separated from their families by the war. 

Without legal guardians, these children had no one to protect or advocate for them.

Date: Wednesday, 20th of November, 2019 

November 14, 2019

The Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) is organizing an information session for private sponsors who received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT).

This session will equip them with the final preparation before the refugees land in Ontario. 

Date: Thursday, 21st of November, 2019 

Time: 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m

Location: 1220 Yonge Street, Toronto