April 20: Refugee Rights Public Forum: The Singh Decision Matters in 2017

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET

Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto M5R 1C7

Panel discussion on refugee rights in 2017: is Toronto really a sanctuary city / refugee experience with Islamophobia, anti-black racism / healthcare for refugees / refugee claimants and human rights.

Posted:
April 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Toronto police 'flagrantly' ignoring Sanctuary City policy

The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

Posted:
April 13, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Canada's immigration detainees being locked up based on dodgy risk assessments, Star finds

Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.

Posted:
April 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa is rethinking its approach to immigration detention

A new CBSA report outlines its intention to reduce the use of maximum-security jails and "better align" itself with international and domestic standards for immigration detention.

Posted:
April 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Advocates challenge false claims about Canadian refugee income

The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.

Posted:
April 05, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

As refugee numbers surge, federal legal aid funding shrinks

Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.

Posted:
April 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Caged in Canada, part 1

While Canada is celebrated as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants languish in jails across the country.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

More federal action needed to restore lost Canadian citizenship rights

A little-known 2006 amendment to the Citizenship Act limits Canadian citizenship to just the first-generation of children born to or adopted by Canadians who live outside Canada.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)