Introducing De-Carceral Futures: Bridging Prison and Migrant Justice
Feb14

Introducing De-Carceral Futures: Bridging Prison and Migrant Justice

Editors’ Introduction: Detention, Prison, and Knowledge Translation in Canada and Beyond by Stephanie J. Silverman and Sharry Aiken   Immigration detention refers to the law, policy, and practice of incarcerating asylum seekers and other migrants to wait for a resolution in an irregularity of their immigration status. The medical literature is conclusive that even short periods of detention cause irreparable damage to the health...

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15 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Community Sponsorship Programs, by Rachel McNally
Jan22

15 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Community Sponsorship Programs, by Rachel McNally

Last year marked 40 years since the signing of the first agreement for private sponsorship in Canada. The government credits the program for “thousands upon thousands of new Canadian success stories.”[i] But what does the government mean by “success”? How can we determine if a sponsorship program is “successful”? New research reflects on these questions, including the Refuge journal’s new Special Issue on Private Sponsorship in...

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Naomi C Whitbourn’s Working Paper published in the Series
Mar28

Naomi C Whitbourn’s Working Paper published in the Series

 Locked Up in a Liberal State: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Parliamentary Debates on the Detention of Asylum-Seeking Children in the United Kingdom (PDF) Naomi C Whitbourn, a graduate in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, is a consultant with research interests in governmental policy. Listing of all the Working Papers published in the...

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Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past
Jan30

Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 Time: 7:00–9:00PM Venue: Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg Panelists: Mike Molloy | former Ambassador to Jordan & Coordinator of Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program, co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980 Peter Duschinsky | former Canadian Foreign Service Officer & Coordinator of Ethiopian Refugee Resettlement Program, co-author of Running on...

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Open Call to Host a CARFMS Annual Conference
Sep26

Open Call to Host a CARFMS Annual Conference

OPEN CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO HOST A FUTURE CARFMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE The CARFMS Executive is inviting all those who may be interested in hosting a CARFMS Annual Conference to submit an email outlining the following: What year you would be open to doing so? Please note that CARFMS Annual Conferences are being scheduled for the following years and venues: 2018   Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, from May 21-25,...

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“Making Canada’s Refugee System Faster and Fairer”: Reviewing the Stated Goals and Unintended Consequences of the 2012 Reform
May07

“Making Canada’s Refugee System Faster and Fairer”: Reviewing the Stated Goals and Unintended Consequences of the 2012 Reform

“Making Canada’s Refugee System Faster and Fairer”: Reviewing the Stated Goals and Unintended Consequences of the 2012 Reform (PDF) New Working Paper by I. Atak, G. Hudson, and D. Nakache. Listing of all the Working Papers published in the...

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