Canada Refugees

ISIS Stole This Family's Home, Don't Let It Take Their Baby's Life

Drowster | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Impact

In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.

Canada's Pledge To Take In Yazidis Praised By Refugees In Iraq

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics

The UN declared last year that the minority Yazidi population was the victim of genocide by ISIL.

Canada Visits Sweden To Talk About Inclusiveness

David Johnston | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
David Johnston

Immigration is a basic fact of Canada, as old as the country itself. Indigenous peoples were the first inhabitants of our land, followed by generations of newcomers who came in search of peace and prosperity. This continues to the present day with the arrival of immigrants and refugees from around the world. Newcomers are a source of strength for Canada. Everything in our history shows this to be the case. Diversity is a source of insight, ideas and energy that deepens our ability to solve problems and to engage with the world.

Canada Must Act Immediately To Stop Illegal Immigration: Blaney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics

He wants the government to hire an additional 200 RCMP officers and an extra 200 agents at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Feds To Accept 1,200 Mainly Yazidi Refugees By Year's End

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics

The government says it also intends to facilitate private sponsorships of Yazidi refugees.

A Quarter Of Canadians Think Syrian Refugees Should Be Banned Here, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada

And large numbers are worried about how many Syrians Canada plans to welcome.

Tory MPs Call On Feds To Stop Migrants Crossing From U.S. Illegally

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics

"It is incumbent upon all of us to emphasize that this is an illegal activity."

Spontaneous Skating Lesson Is Why Canada Is 'Ridiculous And Wonderful'

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada

Strangers showed two newcomers "a small slice of what it is to be Canadian."

21 Refugees Are The Latest In Surge To Illegally Enter Canada From U.S.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada

EMERSON, Man. - The Mounties say 21 people crossed the border illegally this weekend near a Manitoba community where there has been a surge in asylum ...

6 Human Rights Issues Trudeau Must Discuss With Trump

Alex Neve | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Alex Neve

The high level of cooperation between Canada and the United States over many decades has deeply intertwined our two countries and preserving Canada's long-held partnership with the United States will no doubt be at the top of Prime Minister Trudeau's to-do list in Washington. But he must be clear in sharing the message that mutual observance and commitment to upholding human rights must be at the very centre of the special bond between Canada and the United States. Worryingly, President Trump has so far given much reason to believe that regard for human rights is not high on his own to-do list.

I'm Loving The Resistance Trump's Travel Ban Has Caused

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Don't know about you, but I'm really loving the fact that U.S. citizens and CEOs (in ever increasing numbers) are standing up to Donald Trump, calling him out, defying him and fighting back. And it doesn't look like they have any plans to give up any time soon.

Canadians Not As Tolerant Of Immigrants As We Like To Think: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada

Twenty per cent support ending immigration altogether.

What Do The World's Refugee Children Want To Tell You In 140 Characters?

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

This week marks International Development Week. It comes at a time when people seem to be increasingly shutting their doors and hearts to the world's most vulnerable. As members of the global community, we must seize this moment by standing up for the world's refugees.

Canada Should Debate Immigration – But With Facts, Not Fear

Warren Kinsella | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

Citizens clearly want to have a debate about immigrants and refugees. Some are worried, some are scared. Some are racists, but some actually aren't. We in Canada can certainly have such a debate, but not in the way Trump is doing it - or the way in which Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary want to do it.

No Refugee Child Should Have To Sleep In The Snow

Chelsea MacLachlan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Impact
Chelsea MacLachlan

The cold truth is this: Europe's winter weather has set in quicker than its leaders were able to make decisions on how to protect these people. For many migrants and refugees, the shores of the Mediterranean aren't just arrival points. They have actually become semi-permanent homes.

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Dr. Steven Murphy | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Dr. Steven Murphy

In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump's executive order on immigration. Indeed, the business case for diversity is compelling. Having different opinions at the table is critical for innovation in the information age.

We Must Protest Against Injustice Wherever It Appears

Irwin Cotler | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The White House statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention Jews or anti-Semitism. As Holocaust historian Professor Deborah Lipstadt put it, "what we saw from the White House was classic softcore denial. The Holocaust was de-Judaized."

Nobody Is Prouder To Be Canadian Than The Immigrants Among Us

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

It does indeed take time to integrate newcomers. It's not easy to help them find work and teach them a new language, but surely we can be more welcoming.

NDP To Liberals: Step Up And Fill The Gaps Left By Trump's Ban

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics

MPs are scheduled to hold an emergency debate today on the U.S. travel ban.

How Canadians Can Resist Trump

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living
Andrew Tumilty

Canadians cannot support dissent against Trump without supporting dissent here, especially when it makes you uncomfortable. If Black Lives Matter or Idle No More, leave you feeling defensive, ask yourself why? Seek out voices from underrepresented communities and listen to what they have to say. By encouraging people to speak out against our own injustices, we show resistance to a president who ignores injustice.

Canadians Offer Their Homes To Travellers After Trump's Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada

"The least I could do ..."

As America Closes Its Doors, Canada Opens Its Arms

John McCool | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
John McCool

In stark contrast to what has been taking place in Canada, the Trump administration has moved quickly since taking office to enact xenophobic, racist and anti-immigrant policies. With only a week in office, Trump has signed his name to two separate executive orders that will severely affect the lives of immigrants and refugees.

Starbucks Vows To Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump Ban

CP | Josh Boak, The Associated Press | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Business

"The civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack.''

Prof Seeks Canadian Citizenship As 'Refugee' Of Trump Presidency

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Politics

He says the election made him feel sick to his stomach.

Trudeau To Refugees: 'Canadians Will Welcome You'

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Politics

Syrian refugees have been banned from the United States.