NEWS

  • How faster work permits could help ease Canada’s refugee shelter crisis
    Toronto mayor, Ontario premier want feds to speed up system for asylum seekers to get jobs Asylum seekers line up as volunteers from the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention hand out food, water and supplies. Staff at agencies providing services to refugee claimants say their clients are typically waiting anywhere from ...
  • Toronto asylum seekers moved to North York churches as feds boost funding for shelter support
    Mayor Olivia Chow welcomes $97M in funding but says it ‘will not meet the needs’ of refugees in Toronto Refugees had been sleeping on the street in front of a Toronto shelter intake office for weeks, after the city said it could no longer cope with the high number of claimants ...
  • Tackling refugee crisis in Toronto on the agenda as Mayor Olivia Chow begins first full day in office
    On her first full day in office, Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow says the refugee crisis spilling over onto the city’s streets is one of the first items on her agenda. “I’ll be meeting my chief of staff of course and getting a briefing on TTC, meeting some councillors, doing some paperwork, and really ...
  • Real estate’s dream lives on amid visible ruins
    In 2002, Mwai Kibaki became Kenya’s third president, a transition that ignited a surge of hope among Kenyans. President Kibaki’s ascension brought renewed optimism and ignited a flame of economic aspiration. In the early days of his presidency, interest rates for government loans dropped to about two per cent thus forcing ...
  • Canada opens new economic immigration streams for skilled refugees
    On June 12, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced that Canada has launched two new Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) streams to provide Canadian employers with the opportunity to access a talent pool of skilled refugees and other displaced people from around the world.  This allows Canada to not only increase ...