Events & Articles

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.

April 11, 2019

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:

April 11, 2019

To mark the Refugee Rights Month, FCJ Refugee centre is organizing an art show.

Participants will be able to enjoy an evening of visual art, music, and stories,

This event will also be an opportunity to honour the contributions made by refugees.

Date: Friday, 26th of April, 2019

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

Location: Matter Gallery, 344 Westmoreland Avenue North, Toronto

April 11, 2019

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

April 08, 2019

Building Migration Resilience In Cities Partnership (BMRC/IRMU) in collaboration with International Migration Research Centre (BMRC/IRMU) and the Balsillie School Of International Affairs (BSIA) are organizing a workshop on Fostering Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience, Research, and Action.

The workshop will focus on: gender-responsiveness and intersectionality, and fostering resilience among newcomers in the region.

Emphasis will be laid  on temporary migrants (low and high skill), international students, and refugee claimants.

April 08, 2019

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.

April 02, 2019

Maybe there are some things that are still confusing to you when it comes to group of five sponsorship (G5).

Rest assured, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is holding a workshop to simplify things.

Participants will be able to know more on:

  • Who can be sponsored

  • Who can sponsor with a focus on group of five sponsorship

  • Settlement and financial requirements

April 01, 2019

McLaughlin College, the Centre For Refugee Studies (CRS) and its Syrian Response and Refugee Initiative along with the Department of Sociology and Centre for Public Policy are organizing a Refugee Rights Day.

This event aims to reflect on the Refugee Rights Day in Canada and honour the efforts of york-based refugee sponsors.

All while, marking the formal conclusion of York’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, a Syrian refugee resettlement and education project hosted by the Centre For Refugee Studies.

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