Photo titled ‘Burning My Ship’ by Cynthia Tellez for the photovoice project ‘Take a Walk in My Shoes’
Skilled immigrants need barriers like Canadian experience removed in order for them to successfully integrate into the Canadian economy.
Parents in households that spoke languages other than English expressed concerns over their children’s English-language development.
COVID public health measures included school closures and a shift to online learning. This placed immigrant families at a disadvantage as they saw to their children’s emotional and educational needs.
Ukrainian refugees board transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on April 7, 2022.
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Poland has an opportunity to emerge from this refugee crisis a more united, more accepting and economically strong society, but first they need to have tough conversations about immigration.
Pope Francis presides over a special prayer in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on March 25, 2022, before heading out to Malta for a two-day visit.
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Malta’s St. George Preca was canonized in 2007. Pope Francis’ visit to Malta renewed attention on Preca’s life and work and how it could provide guidance for the welfare of refugees.
Although the pandemic was an accelerant, labour shortages have plagued the hospitality industry for years.
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The claim that workers are simply moving to white-collar sectors obscures structural barriers to labour mobility, including racism and discrimination.
A Syrian-Canadian family poses outside their home in Peterborough, Ont., in December 2021. They were among thousands of Syrian refugees resettled in Canada by April 2017 under a program introduced by the Liberal government in 2015 — and now thousands of Afghan refugees are arriving in Canada, many of them under the age of 18.
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As Canada welcomes refugees from Afghanistan, we must take a moment to learn from the past. Communities across Canada need to be asking how they can be supporting young refugees in their integration.
Skilled migrants often face big challenges trying to find work that matches their credentials.
One of the major paradoxes that skilled migrants face is that despite gaining entry into a host country based on their credentials, that doesn’t guarantee success in the local labour market.
An activist holds a portrait of a man who was allegedly disappeared by the Guatemalan Army. She waits to join a march organized in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands who died in the decades long civil war, in June, 2021.
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Canadians of Central American descent choose to heal and respond to ongoing trauma with care and community.
Moments of intimate playing, learning and teaching are among the ways that
immigrant parents extend and expand their home languages with their children.
When schools honour and learn from immigrant parents’ knowledge, they support more opportunities to enhance young children’s linguistic, cultural and social experiences.
In this photo from 2015, newly arrived Syrian refugees take part in a mass at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto.
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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.
American Muslims are two times as likely to attempt suicide compared to other major faith groups.
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Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk.
Many of the organizations helping refugees resettle are faith-based groups.
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Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
The relationship between immigrants’ and refugees’ education, experience and economic integration matters. It can tell us whether Latinos are unemployed or underemployed or contributing to the Canadian economy.
Although Latinos are present across all Canadian labour markets, they are lagging behind the Canadian median total income. What does that mean for their economic integration?
Global governance of artificial intelligence is necessary to regulate AI industries.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
With the pandemic, pathways to permanent residence have been disrupted.
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The system turns employers into immigration enforcement officers and generates a population of people without status who live and work in Canada without a clear path to security of presence or livelihood.
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021.
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Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
Community members gather for a vigil in memory of the victims of the Atlanta shootings and to rally against anti-Asian racism in Ottawa.
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Chinese-Canadian journalist Edith Eaton documented anti-Asian racism in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century. Over 100 years later, not much has changed.
Bern, October 27, 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises the question of the precariousness of foreigners dependent on social assistance in Switzerland - a precariousness that is still growing.
A mother who was deported to Mexico reconnects with her daughters at a family reunification event put on at the U.S.-Mexico border, November 2017.
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When a child loses mom or dad to deportation, the harm can be severe and lasting. New immigration bills in the House and Senate seek to avoid family separation and allow deported parents back home.
Migrant workers in a Florida community hit hard by Hurricane Irma line up for donated supplies.
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Misunderstanding disaster warnings can have catastrophic consequences for people who don’t speak the language used for emergency communications.