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In this photo from 2015, newly arrived Syrian refugees take part in a mass at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal election 2021: What the Conservatives don’t understand about refugee resettlement

The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
An allegorical painting depicted the British Empire taking in American loyalists in 1783. Benjamin West’s portrait of John Eardley Wilmot, 1812. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Refugees after the American Revolution needed money, homes and acceptance

When people fled the new United States in the 18th century, they were taken in by the British Empire but became disillusioned by unfulfilled British promises.
Researchers found that the oldest child in Syrian refugee families has the most responsibility and the lowest English knowledge compared to peers. (Kilarov Zaneit/Unsplash)

Why the oldest child in Syrian refugee families needs the most urgent support, and what schools can do

Schools can focus on collaboration between teachers and students to wrap a system of support around children who need it the most.

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