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Photo: Council of Canadians
| June 13, 2014

Rights groups call for independent CBSA watchdog

April 11, 2014
| The Canada Border Services Agency has sweeping police powers, yet unlike most other police forces in Canada, there is no independent oversight body to review its actions.
Length: 13:28 minutes (12.33 MB)
April 4, 2014 |
In a time when Canada should be moving towards more stringent protections for all refugees, the Harper Conservatives have done the opposite.

Racism against African asylum-seekers in Israel

March 24, 2014
| Canada accepts 96% of all refugee applicants from Eritrea. Israel officially accepts none, yet more than 60,000 are living there with no help or protection from the state.
Length: 58:48 minutes (53.84 MB)

Launching the Vigil campaign: Seeking justice in inadmissability cases in Canada

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:00pm


The Holy Trinity Church
10 Trinity Square
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 16.0128" N, 79° 22' 54.57" W

Come and learn about the problem of national security and "inadmissability" in the refugee context.

Oscar Vigil, journalist, community leader, loving husband and father, is a refugee claimant from El Salvador who was unjustly ruled "inadmissable" to Canada by immigration officials. Oscar faces the threat of deportation and sepration from his Canadian family.

Please RSVP to or phone: 647-606-0440

Everyone is welcome to come.

Art Fundraiser For Education

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


FCJ Refugee Centre
208 Oakwood Ave
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 54.8472" N, 79° 26' 11.8716" W

The FCJ Refugee centre has a upcoming event to help raise funds to support youth education. As some of you may or may not know about the hardship non-status individuals face when it comes to getting education here in Canada- either they are banned from getting studies or charged international fees for tuition which is triple the amout that which a Canadian citizen would pay. It is for this reason we hold this event to  help those who have to pay those fees. Please come out and support the youth, by purchasing hand-made art pieces, textile designs, drawings, paintings and baked goods created by youths. Some beautiful and heartfelt talents will be revealed 


Canada Border Services quota to strip refugees of status

February 4, 2014
| According to a bulletin obtained by Vancouver immigration lawyer Richard Kurland through access to information legislation, the CBSA aims to deport 875 permanent residents this year.
Length: 14:32 minutes (13.31 MB)
| January 28, 2014

'Building Sanctuary' for war resisters, circa 1965

Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73

by Jessica Squires
(UBC Press,

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"What happens when U.S. war resisters to the Vietnam war arrive here in Canada, which was undergoing a major political, economic and cultural shift during that time?" is the subject of the new historical work Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73 by independent scholar Jessica Squires.


Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


University College
15 King's College Circle - Room 179 - west end of building on the ground floor
Toronto, ON

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Mary Jo Leddy, Founder of Romero House for refugees, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Regis College


Refugees: Silent Witnesses to War


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