Welcome to the Canadian sanctuary network: a voluntary network which advocates fair treatment for refugee claimants and, where possible, seeks remedies for refugee claimants who have been mistakenly rejected.
Dedicated to continue Canada's best traditions of "welcoming the stranger".
Beyond Tweets: Welcoming Refugees from Fortress America
You are invited to a public meeting to discuss the historical roots of the sanctuary movement in the US, the current situation for refugees there, the Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the US, and the Canadian response to refugees in general, and those arriving from the US.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto.
- Deborah Anker, Director of Harvard University Immigration and Refugee Clinic which recently released a report on the impact of President Trump's Executive Orders on asylum seekers,
- John Fife, co-founder of the Sanctuary movement in the U.S.A. initiated the concept of sanctuary to save refugees from Central America in the 1980s,
- Mary Jo Leddy, Canadian Sanctuary Network founder has worked to secure safe spaces for refugees fearing risk following deportation from Canada, and
- Janet Dench, Director of Canadian Council for Refugees, expert on Canadian refugee policy and practice and current developments in Canada.
The evening will be moderated by Amy Casipullai
, Policy Director of Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants.
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