June 28: 'Irregular' not 'illegal,' 'asylum seekers' not 'queue jumpers': Demystifying the Canada-US border crossings and exploring the City of Ottawa's role

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Building (Fauteux Hall), 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Room 302, Ottawa K1N 6N5

This panel will demystify the situation at the Canada-US border, explain the Safe Third Country Agreement, and explore ways Ottawa can support those seeking safety in Canada.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens

Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?

The Safe Third Country Agreement is based on both countries being safe for refugees. If Canada cannot remove migrants to the U.S. without safety concerns, some say the deal should end.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Arabic counselling program to end after 2 successful years

A counselling agency in Kitchener-Waterloo has been unable to find funding for a third year, the executive director says.

Posted:
June 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Racial Justice Report Card Shows Where Political Parties Stand on Racial Equity and Racial Justice

COP-COC released its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities.

Posted:
May 30, 2018
Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

Hassan Diab wants more than an independent review of his extradition

Justice Minister Raybould has asked for a review of factors that put Hassan Diab in a French prison for three years.

Posted:
May 30, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Two groups seek intervener status at former child refugee Abdoul Abdi’s judicial review

Lawyers for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Justice for Children and Youth argue that their groups would offer unique perspectives about the issues surrounding Abdi's case.

Posted:
May 30, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Migrant workers sue recruiter, employer in small claims court

The workers allege they were charged thousands of dollars in fees for legal advice and "labour market impact assessments," a prerequisite for work permits they never received.

Posted:
May 29, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Former caregiver wins severance pay in rare temporary foreign worker lawsuit

It's a rare case that deals with the question of what employers are obligated to do when they terminate migrant workers employed in their homes.

Posted:
May 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star