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Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report,…

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Immigration Research West: Yazidi Resettlement in Canada – Final Report 2018

ABSTRACT In 2017, Canada resettled 1,215 Yazidis (IRCC personal communication) refugees who have experienced extreme violence, torture, and displacement at rates that astonished the international community. Early reports from settlement agencies in Canada reveal that the high degree of trauma Yazidis have experienced has made their resettlement and integration very difficult. Almost all the Yazidis…

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Improving Settlement Services Across Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has just released its report on Improving Settlement Services Across Canada.  The report was presented to the House on June 19, 2019. The Committee studied settlement services provided for newcomers focusing on the range of services available and best practices in service delivery; criteria for…

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Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) – List of providers

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups. This list of IFHP providers, compiled by the Medavie Blue Cross, will be a useful resource…

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IPW – Report “Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples”

“Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples” report, by the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), has been launched. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information about Indigenous history and culture, and treaties, while facilitating discussions about stereotypes, telling positive stories about Indigenous communities and listing…

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ISSofBC – Welcome to our Homelands

“Welcome to our Homelands” is an Indigenous welcome to newcomers video and study guide produced by Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) in partnership with Indigenous organizations in Vancouver and elsewhere.  There are plans to provide voice-overs and subtitles in 10 other languages.  Thanks to indigenous filmmaker Kamala Todd, study guide author Kory Wilson, and…

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Manitoba Settlement Guidebook & Checklist for Private Sponsors

This Settlement Guide Book was created to meet the needs of Manitoba Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Group of Five, and Community Groups who would like to engage in sponsoring refugees in Canada. We hope that this Guidebook will support private sponsors and as well as offer concrete guidance to those working to…

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MANSO: Accessible Customer Service Standards Course

In partnership with the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities and English Online, MANSO is launching an online course for staff and volunteers of our member organizations to learn about the Accessible Customer Service Standards that are part of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in Manitoba in December 2013.  It establishes a process to…

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