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Post by Blog Writer Laura Truesdell Refugee advocates have long contended that Canada’s Immigration Loan Progam is in dire need of reform, a perception that was recently echoed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in its own official analysis of the program.  At this point it seems clear that Canada’s Immigration Loan Program in its current… Read More


Talha Sadiq, Blog Writer   Canadians will be going to the polls on October 19, 2015 for the 42nd general election. At the same time on the other side of the world, after nearly 50 years of military rule, Myanmar will be preparing to head to the polls for the first time on November 8,… Read More


Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   At the beginning of September a peace agreement to resolve the 20 month old conflict in the young nation of South Sudan was reached. The international community was vocal in pressuring the warring parties, led by President Salva Kiir and former vice president Reik Machar, into signing a peace agreement. Since… Read More


My fellow advocates, Over the past few weeks, the refugee crisis caused by ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria has gripped the world. As tens of thousands of people continue to risk their lives to flee violence and economic devastation in these regions, Canada has an obligation to reassess and change dramatically our approach to… Read More


With the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria on the minds of Canadian decision-makers leading up to October’s federal election, Canada’s response to humanitarian crises promises to be a significant part of the national discourse in the coming months. We at STAND Canada believe that issues related to the recognition and prevention of genocide should… Read More


Dear STAND Canada supporters,With the 42nd Canadian federal election taking place this October, it is important that STAND positions itself for the upcoming year in a manner that effectively conveys our agenda. To this end, we have spent the last several months deciding where we as an organization should devote our resources in order to maximize… Read More


Attention STAND supporters! Today (August 16th, 2015) marks the official launch of our national election campaign! As the 2015 Canadian Federal Election approaches, STAND will be ramping up its advocacy efforts in order to make sure that the issue of genocide prevention takes a central place in the ongoing campaign. To do this, we will be enlisting… Read More


Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   In recent years the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping operations have been roundly criticized for their inability to respond effectively to international humanitarian crisis. However, recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decisions, and independent analysts’ reports on peacekeeping, give the international institution an opportunity to regain its status as a global… Read More


Banke Kayode-Sorinwa, Blog Writer   When will the children of South Sudan again run on their streets without fear? Is there any possibility they will attend schools like their peers in war-free countries do? Will those abducted ever be returned to their parents? These questions could go on unanswered.… Read More