Jackie Romero-Hernandez

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Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Through her lived struggles with Asperger’s syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, and autism, Greta shares how her disabilities have gifted her the unique ability to see the climate crisis as a “black and white” issue.

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Book Review: Refugee Countdown

For anyone interested in a window into the messy, complex, beautiful, and hope-filled world of refugee sponsorship in action in church halls and living rooms, this book is for you.

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Book Review: Refugees & Forced Migration

Catherine Baillie Abidi and Shiva Nourpanah have masterfully woven together the key terminologies and concepts that relate to refugees and forced migration.

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Book Review: The Inner Level

The authors invite us to abandon the false sense of wellbeing generated by materialism and replace it with a way of life that is more fundamentally consistent with our human need and responsibility for healthy community.

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

Kendall turns the gaze of those in positions of privilege who self-identify as “feminist” to frequent blind spots that compromise equity for all who present as feminine and their communities.

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Book Review: From the Ashes

From the Ashes helps us understand the work needed—both systemic and within each of us—to break the patterns of homelessness, discrimination and addictions—and to light the darkness of love gone bad.

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Book Review: The Skin We’re In

Desmond Cole raises a wide range of stories and experiences including microaggressions in employment, anti-black racism in education, the oppression of Indigenous Peoples, and violent police brutality.

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Continuing Welcome

This report analyses the federal government’s efforts to address the refugee sponsorship challenges raised by Sponsorship Agreement Holders in A Half Welcome in 2017. While there have been some improvements in the refugee resettlement process in the past three years, significant gaps remain.

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A Continuing Welcome for Refugees

This year, on World Refugee Day, CPJ published Continuing Welcome, a progress report on the impact of refuge rights advocacy efforts since 2017. 

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Progress for Refugees Stalled by COVID-19: Report

Today, CPJ has published Continuing Welcome, a report that analyses the gaps in Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program. 

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Refugee advocates say blocking asylum seekers from crossing border puts lives at risk

Sending irregular border-crossers back into the U.S. risks putting them into the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and endangers their lives,” said Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst.

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Faith groups want a new ‘just’ society in post-pandemic world

COVID-19 has laid bare what we already knew about the precarity and inequity of our existing systems: millions were already living in poverty; climate change was already affecting northern communities’ access to food; a lack of affordable housing stock was already barring newcomers to Canada from successful economic integration; and inadequate funding and disputes between levels of government left many Indigenous communities without the healthcare they need.

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