Despite Canada’s action taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees in a few short months, overlooked is the fact that Canada’s assistance to refugees isn’t free to refugees. Rather, it comes in the form of an interest-bearing loan, worth up to $10,000. The truth is that refugees admitted to Canada are expected to pay the government back… Read More


By Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer   The following excerpts are taken from STAND Canada’s Roundtable Discussion on Iraq and Syria, held on September 10th, 2015. Participating in the discussion were STAND Canada Policy Co-Director Priya Ramesh, and UBC Chapter Vice President Julian D’Souza. Moderating the discussion was STAND Canada Chapters Co-Director Adi Burton. A link… Read More


By Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer   The following is an excerpt from STAND Canada’s Roundtable Discussion on Iraq and Syria held on September 10th, 2015. Contributing to the conversation were STAND Canada’s Policy Co-Director Priya Ramesh and UBC Chapter Vice President Julian D’Souza, moderated by Chapter Co-Director Adi Burton. A link to the full discussion… Read More


This Wednesday at about 5:30pm Eastern time, our Members of Parliament will vote on Paul Dewar’s Conflict Minerals Act. If you haven’t already, please sign our online petition telling Canada’s MPs to support the bill. If you can spare the time, please also email your local MP today to support the bill. In situations like… Read More


As Parliament resumes today, it is important important more than ever to email your MP to support Paul Dewar’s Conflict Minerals Act. Members of Parliament are due to vote on the bill in the coming days, and your vocal support is key. Visit the Conflict Minerals Act page of the STAND Canada website about emailing… Read More


STAND Canada is proud to support the Conflict Minerals Act, also known as Bill C-486. The bill, introduced March 26th, 2013, would require Canadian companies to exercise internationally recognized due diligence standards to keep mined minerals from fueling conflict and funding groups engaged in human rights abuses. The Conflict Minerals Act is is set to… Read More


Dear STAND members, On Friday, October 11, The Globe and Mail revealed that the Government of Canada abolished a key body responsible for Canada’s operations in the Sudans: the Sudan Task Force (STF). It was responsible for co-ordinating Canada’s three-pronged strategy of aid, diplomacy and security in the region. With the resurgence of violence in… Read More


Today is our coordinated nation-wide advocacy campaign. Fellow STAND advocates are currently meeting face-to-face with our Members of Parliament in Ottawa to discuss in detail the need for Canadians to support the Sudans. Today is our opportunity as a nation to let them know that the need for continuing to fund projects in the Sudans is an… Read More


As mentioned in our New Year’s message, STAND Canada is participating in an advocacy campaign aimed at targeting our Members of Parliament to vocalize that continued action in Sudan and South Sudan is important to Canadian citizens. With widespread funding cuts anticipated towards international engagements over the next couple of months, we have a small… Read More


On July 9th, we urge you to join us for the 2012 We Want Peace Rally. The We Want Peace 2012 Toronto Rally is dedicated to putting a spotlight on the Sudans in order to bring awareness and call for civilian protection and humanitarian aid to the people of Sudan and South Sudan.  We Want… Read More