The law says refugee claims must be heard in 60 days. So why are people waiting 16 months?

Canada has a backlog of more than 30,000 refugee claims, a tally that's growing at roughly 1,400 cases per month.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

October 6: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression: the IRB Chairperson's Guideline

When: 6 October 2017, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

Where: Online

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who works with refugees, vulnerable migrants, and other newcomers.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Canada Has Done Even Less For Its 'Dreamers' Than The U.S.

For young undocumented Canadian migrants who may have lived most of their lives in the country, there is no corresponding Canadian DACA.

Posted:
September 19, 2017
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Ottawa sharing info with U.S. Homeland Security on all Americans entering Canada

Before long, Washington is expected to provide Ottawa with similar information about Canadians entering the United States.

Posted:
September 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Register for CLEO's Forum: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: Oct 26, 2017 (Toronto)

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) Toronto, Ontario

Registration link 

CLEO invites you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), is hosting this event as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, supported by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).

Posted:
August 30, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Canada Will Soon Allow Gender-Neutral Passports, Immigration Minister Says

"All Canadians should feel safe to be themselves, live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose," Immigration Minister Hussen said in a news release.

Posted:
August 30, 2017
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Immigration Canada 'breaking the law,' when denying some disabled applicants, say legal experts

Families looking to become Canadian permanent residents are being unfairly rejected by immigration officials, and in some cases the federal government may be breaking the law.

Posted:
August 29, 2017
Article source:
Global News

Legal Services for Refugee Claimants: Take Action Now

Legal Aid Ontario and the provincial and federal governments are embroiled in a funding dispute that could see immigration and refugee law services cut off completely in November.

Posted:
August 28, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 August 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
August 25, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Overhaul immigration detention system: Editorial

The case of refugee claimant Ricardo Scotland proves yet again that Canada must make drastic changes to how it deals with unwanted migrants: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star