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Being Bold for Change

March 2017

The weather outside as I write this belies the fact that it is mid-March and we are less than a week away from the official start of Spring. But the frigid cold temperatures we have experienced in the past week did not deter the tens of thousands of women, children and male and non-binary allies who showed up to celebrate and protest across the province as we observed International Women’s Day.

"Hands Off My Sister!"

Organizing Against Violence Against Women in an Age of Racism and Xenophobia

In Honour of International Women’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants invites you to participate in an online live, interactive event:

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 2:00-3:00PM

Click here to register

This conversation will explore questions such as:

Email Your MP! Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

Act today!

Please use this template to send a letter by email to your Member of Parliament, with a copy to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to OCASI.

For more information about the Safe Third Country Agreement, please scroll down for useful links at the end.

You can find your Member of Parliament and your Riding by entering your postal code here. 

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Law Students Research on Safe Third Country Agreement


Law students released the results of collaborative work from 22 Canadian law schools on the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), the result of a law students research-a-thon begun in February 2017. The report concludes that Canada’s continued participation in the STCA violates our international obligations.

See below for the law students media release, and scroll down for link to the report in PDF format.