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A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

By Tasha Simpson, Blog Writer When individuals immigrate to Canada relying on the ILP, known as the Immigration Loan Program, they face many challenging barriers, including but not limited to, familiarization with the language, culture shock, obtaining a job, finding schooling or finding a respectable place to reside. Some individuals may face more challenges than… Read More


By Laura Truesdell, Blog Writer Of all the categories of immigrants accessing the Immigration Loan Program (ILP), approximately 98% are Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) or Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs). A study of the program between 2008 and 2012, prior to the influx of Syrian refugees to Canada, shows that:         43.7% of loan recipients came from… Read More


By Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer The world has witnessed Syrian pro-government forces make significant advances on rebel-held Eastern Aleppo throughout October and November, increasing the strain on the already limited amount of emergency services and infrastructure available. Between the shelling and numerous casualties, the rebels have managed to muster the will to launch counter-offensives on… Read More


By Maria Simeonova, STAND Canada Policy Director As two of STAND’s primary regions of focus, STAND is alarmed by recent and continuous developments concerning Myanmar and South Sudan. Over the course of the last few months, the humanitarian situation in both countries has deteriorated. Separate United Nations Special Panel Commissions within Myanmar and South Sudan… Read More


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