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04
JAN
2016

Canadians’ support for taking in Syrian refugees is increasing: Ipsos poll

Andrew Russell, Global News, 30 December 2105 A new Ipsos poll shows a majority of Canadians support the Liberal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees and support has increased sharply following the Paris terror attacks. The poll, conducted exclusively for Global...
14
JUL
2014

Keep Walking with Refugees this summer

The Walk with refugees for a stronger Canada didn’t end in June: it was just the beginning! Do one thing for refugees this summer: Suggest a book about refugees for your reading group. Planning an outdoor film night? Why not choose a classic film about refugees to spark...
09
JUL
2014

Syrian refugee crisis requires strong Canadian response

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) today expressed its support for a substantial Canadian response to the UNHCR appeal for pledges for 100,000 places for Syrian refugees over the next two years (2015-2016). The CCR urges the government to focus its commitment on Government...
02
JUL
2014

Celebrating Canadian Citizenship

To celebrate Canada Day the Toronto Star profiled 10 naturalized citizens,  representing 10 different countries. Some were refugees; others came as immigrants. Some have been here for decades; others are newly arrived.  But they all share a common love for the freedom Canada has...
27
AUG
2013

Are Immigrants a Burden or Net Contributors to the Public Purse?

Can I get the bill, please? (Jean-Christophe Dumont, World Bank) In the 2013 edition of the OECD flagship publication on migration, the International Migration Outlook, we present new evidence on this issue for all European OECD countries, plus Australia, Canada and the United...
22
MAY
2012

Community Building through Gardening

Saturday May 19th was a great success for the Clayton Park community, our clients and many Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia staff.  We successfully built 15 garden beds twice as fast as we had expected.  More than 150 community members came to help build the beds, to...