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OCASI welcomes Bill 173 passing 2nd reading in the Ontario Legislature

Toronto / April 19, 2024 - OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants welcomes Bill 173: Intimate Partner Violence Epidemic Act, 2024 passing 2nd reading in the Ontario Legislature, and its’ referral to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. This brings us closer to having intimate partner violence declared an epidemic in Ontario.

OCASI Calls For A Comprehensive And Inclusive Status Regularization Program

Toronto / May 16, 2024 - Today, OCASI sent a second letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Miller, calling for urgent action on status regularization.

View the May 16 letter

Visit migrantrights.ca/take-action/email/ to take action.

Toronto / April 12, 2024

Dear Prime Minister and Minister Miller,

Re: Immigration Status Regularization - Permanent Residence For All

A Message On Refugee Rights Day

Toronto / April 4, 2024

Dear OCASI Family,

Today we recognize the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Singh decision which confirmed that refugees are protected by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This day and what it represents -access to justice for all who are resident on this land, is more important than ever as we bear witness to unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers arriving on our shores seeking protection and refuge.