OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is deeply disturbed by the implementation today, of ‘conditional permanent residence' for some sponsored spouses and partners. The Council is concerned that this measure will increase inequalities in relationships between spouses, and would put women in particular at heightened risk of violence.
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#CdnImm hashtag is an online community that share and discuss timely and relevant topics and information about Canadian immigration. To broaden important discussions happening in the sector, increase and strengthen the link between collaborators and to improve service delivery, OCASI has been coordinating offline informal events to help strengthen this community of online collaborators, promote connection and encourage further sharing of information.
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OCASI, together with Metro Toronto Chinese and South East Asian Legal Clinic and Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change, has submitted a joint report to the United Nations Human Rights Council for consideration at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Canada.