Iraq

By Farah Bogani, Blog Writer On October 25th 2016, Canadian parliament unanimously passed a motion to resettle members of the Islamic State (ISIL)-targeted Yazidi community in Canada by February 2017. For years, the predominantly Kurdish religious minority has been subjected to the brutality of ISIL whose use of sexual slavery, prevention of Yazidi births, forced… Read More


Special Guest Blog Post by Policy Writer Renata Marshall Despite the flaws in the ILP program that we at STAND have pointed out, the Government of Canada did opt to waive the travel costs for 25,000 Syrian refugees who arrived in the period from November 2015 – February 2016. Waiving these costs has meant that these refugees… Read More


By Laura Truesdell, Blog Writer One of the most troubling aspects of Canada’s Immigration Loan Programme (ILP) is the degree to which it fails to live up to humanitarian standards in international law. This discrepancy is significant even in comparison to the less-than-perfect refugee resettlement programs of other countries such as the USA and Australia.… Read More