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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.
A Syrian refugee mother and her son attend an announcement in 2015 about a building being constructed to house and aid refugees, which opened a year later in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

How a tool called Pairity is using data to gauge community support for refugees

Favourable public opinion helps create political will to increase resettlement and alleviate the global refugee crisis. A new tool could help build supportive social networks for refugees.
Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

What Joe Biden can learn from Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program

Joe Biden’s efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada’s experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
Venezuelans wait at the Colombian border to be processed and housed in tents in 2020. All Venezuelans now in Colombia will receive a 10-year residency permit. Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty Images

Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work

Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
Syrian refugees play with their classmates in February 2016 at a Montréal school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Why Québec’s refugee sponsorship suspension is so misguided

Québec’s partial suspension of refugee sponsorship by private organizations in the province highlights the challenges of Canada’s reliance on resettlement to welcome refugees.
This image captures the hope felt by many Canadians four years ago as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, posing for selfies with airport workers, greeted refugees from Syria arriving on a government-sponsored airplane in Toronto, on Dec. 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Syrian refugees in Canada: Four years after the welcome

The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experiences are positive, but challenges remain.
Displaced Yemeni girls, who fled their home because of fighting at the port city of Hodeida, are seen in a school allocated for IDPs in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Canada must step up to help millions displaced inside their own countries

Building on our track record of support for refugee resettlement, Canada should stand up for those uprooted within their own countries and unable to reach our shores.
Story maps like this one can help policymakers better understand and respond to the needs of recently resettled refugees. S. Juneja

How ‘story maps’ redraw the world using people’s real-life experiences

From resettling Syrian refugees to mitigating climate change in Ecuador, interactive ‘story maps’ harvest communities’ stories to help policymakers and neighbors better understand complex problems.
Research that explores resettlement issues from refugee women’s perspectives are needed to inform settlement policy and programs effectively. Author provided

How a photo research project gives refugee women a voice in resettlement policy

Refugee women’s voices are often left out of resettlement policy. A participatory research method called photovoice helps uncover resettlement issues from their perspectives.

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