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Standing up for refugee rights: Refugee health care in Federal Court

| 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



Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Action Gathering

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 9:00am


Edmonton, AB
53° 32' 39.8004" N, 113° 29' 27.3372" W

To register as a CCR Youth Delegate and to avail of our full subsidy, please email us and tell us a bit about yourself at

Delegates from outside Edmonton please email Chloe Raxlen

We are excited to announce that we will be holding this year's Youth Action Gathering in the city of Edmonton, from August 7th to the 10th, in partnership with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights- Global Youth Assembly.

Asia Pacific Currents

New anti-refugee government policies in Australia

July 27, 2013
| Labour news, plus interview with activist and former refugee Mohammad Ali Baqiri, about the Labor Party's new policy of processing and re-settling boat arrivals in Papua New Guinea.
Length: 28:05 minutes (12.86 MB)

One refugee's fight for justice: The case of Muhammed Sillah

Photo: Justice for Muhammed Sillah

Muhammed, a refugee from Gambia, was arrested and detained on May 29 after having his request for asylum in Canada denied. He has since been detained at Immigration Holding Centre Rexdale, located in Etobicoke. An outspoken advocate of justice for the Gambian people, Muhammed has become an enemy of the repressive regime currently ruling Gambia under President Yahya Jammeh, and fears for his life if forced to return.


World Refugee Day 2013

Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. (Photo: climatalk / flickr)
Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. (Photo: climatalk / flickr)

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Why World Refugee Day is so important

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June 20th is World Refugee Day. This is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide. This year's campaign theme is: "Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee."


Refugee lawyers: Cuts to Interim Federal Health Program are 'wrong and illegal'

Photo: Hamiltonians for Migrant and Refugee Health

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Peter Showler is Director of the Refugee Forum, University of Ottawa, and Co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Laws (CARL). He gave the following presentation on Parliament Hill on Monday, June 17.

Good morning, Thank you all for being here and we all know why we are here.


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