Month: April 2017

Give it up for the Earth! event locations map

Giving it up for the Earth! from Coast to Coast to Coast

Over the last six weeks, throughout the season of Lent, Christians across Canada have spoken up for climate justice. A faith-in-action campaign, Give it up for the Earth! supported Canadian Christians in raising awareness about climate change in their communities, and taking personal action as a demonstration of support for stronger and more urgent climate action from the federal government. 

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Barriers to refugee sponsorship remain: survey of sponsors

Delays, inequities, and limits are major concerns FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: April 10, 2017 — Refugees and refugee sponsors in Canada face significant policy challenges, according to a new report by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ). The survey of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) reveals that barriers to refugee sponsorship in Canada remain, including long wait…

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A Half Welcome

A Half Welcome

April 2017

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This report examines the main policy challenges Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) face today. Drawing on the responses SAH representatives provided through interviews and a survey, this report highlights four main areas of concern: long wait times, wait times for non-Syrian applications, allocation limits, and travel loans.

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