Did you know the Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act, has become law? Some changes are effective immediately, but others will be implemented in Fall of 2017.
Category: Justice & Politics
Standing together for Refugee Rights
Refugee Rights Day happens on April 4 each year in Canada. It is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protection of refugees’ fundamental rights in our country.
Supporters from the Immigrants Working Centre community joined together to share messages in honour of refugees for the day. Here are their messages.
6 Hamilton Muslims Respond to the Quebec Mosque Shooting
The terrorist attack in Quebec City that left six people dead shook the nation on January 29, when a gunman stormed into a mosque during prayer. We spoke with six Muslims at the Immigrants Working Centre’s to gain a local perspective on how this tragedy has impacted our newcomer communities.
5 Important Signs from Hamilton’s Women’s March
On Saturday, January 21 an estimated 1,000 people gathered at Hamilton City Hall in support of the Women’s March on Washington. While reasons for attending were diverse, protesters were unified by their desire to stand up against the rise of hate and discrimination in politics in North America.
10 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s New Minister of Immigration
“The story of Canada is the story of immigration,” said MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. We made a list of 10 things you should know about Hussen.
Syrian family reunited with son after 11 month separation
When Abdel Kafi Al Rahmoun first walked into Vivyan Salih’s office at Immigrants Working Centre with tears in his eyes, she knew something was wrong. His family had been separated from their 19-year-old son on their way to Canada.