• Toronto Towards equity and anti-racism November 24-26 in Canada’s immigration system
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• Toronto Towards equity and anti-racism November 24-26 in Canada’s immigration system

23 February 2023

Summary

This was particularly the case during the following workshops: Dialogue with the government on refugee claimant issues, Mental health and the realities of detention, and Racial equity in immigration and refugee systems. [...] Delays, discrepancies, and differences in family reunification • Advocate for the implementation of a program to issue visas and open work permits to spouses, partners, grandparents, and dependent children (sponsored family members) abroad while they wait for the processing of their permanent residency application. [...] • Reflect on how to be actively anti-racist in the sector and within the CCR: review leadership and the representation of people with lived experience at the CCR. [...] Caucus: Broadening options for family reunification for refugees • Canada’s Multiculturalism Act and the diversity and inclusion paradigms make it imperative for Canada to adopt an understanding and definition of “family” and “family members” that goes beyond the Eurocentric concepts of nuclear family. [...] We also thank the panellists and moderators, on whom the Consultation’s success depends! We wish to thank the members of the Local Organizing Committee for their commitment, time, and energy: • Barbara Treviranus • Maggie Perzyna • Jenn McIntyre • Loly Rico • Anne Woolger • Varka Kalaydzhieva • Jyoti Singh And many thanks to organizations and individuals lending materials: • Afghan Women’s Organiz.

Pages
9
Published in
Canada