A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

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

The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time for us here at STAND Canada. With our chapter members preparing to head back to their campuses to engage and energize the community for another campaign cycle, STAND’s national team has been hard at work all summer developing our newest initiative. This August 25th… Read More

By Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer Progress in the international community is rarely an all-or-nothing phenomenon – and nowhere is that more obvious than in Myanmar. Time and again we hear whispers of hope from political actors and commentators, especially in regards to recent parliamentary elections in the country. The election of the National League for… Read More

A special guest blog post by Victoria Fleming, STAND Canada’s Chapters Co-Director   What does it mean to live in a culture of impunity for sexual violence? Perhaps it’s a country where victim blaming is deeply engrained in a society’s understanding of gender-based crimes. Many might argue that it’s simply a product of living in… Read More

  STAND Canada Executive Director, Scott Fenwick, issued a statement today regarding the recent admission in parliament by Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion that ISIS has committed genocide against Yazidis. This admission comes just days after the government rejected a motion proposed by the official opposition to recognize ISIS’s actions as genocide. You can find… Read More

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 – 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