STAND CANADA

A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

STAND Canada’s Executive Director, Scott Fenwick, issued the following statement in response to today’s defeat of a House of Commons motion condemning Islamic State’s crimes against humanity, use of sexual violence, and confirmation that their atrocities constitute genocide: Although this motion was defeated on the grounds that there is too little evidence proving that Islamic… Read More


Speaker Sessions - Ernie Crey

Speaker Sessions: Ernie Crey – Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women              This post is a response to a talk about missing and murdered aboriginal women given by Ernie Crey at the STAND Canada 2016 Directors Conference:  “Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples.” From January 21-23, 2016, STAND Canada convened… Read More


A Special Feature blog by Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer   On April 10th, the Attawapiskat First Nation, a small reserve located 700km north of Sudbury, found itself in the midst of an unprecedented mental health crisis. A state of emergency was declared on April 9th after local resources had been exhausted by a rash of suicide… Read More


Veronica Fynn Bruey | Legal Scholar and PhD Candidate at the Australian National University

Speaker Sessions: Veronica Fynn Bruey – Colonialism and Racism This post is a response to a talk given by Veronica Fynn Bruey at the STAND Canada 2016 Directors Conference:  “Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples.” From January 21-23, 2016, STAND Canada convened its national leadership to listen through consultations, meetings, and events in… Read More


Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer Recent reports on the financial revenue of the Islamic State (IS) show a thirty percent drop due to decreased oil production and lower tax revenue. The IHS analysis company found that revenue decreased from $80 million a month in the middle of last year to just $56 million in March of… Read More


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


Part two of a two part blog by STAND Canada Blog Writer Banke Sorinwa on the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement. Click here to read part one. The physical conflict in Syria erupted five years ago in March 2011 following the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall in… Read More