Toronto / June 2021
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OCASI statement on the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario
Toronto / June 8, 2021
OCASI is shocked and outraged by the mass murder of a Muslim family in London, Ontario on Sunday June 6, 2021. It was a deliberate act of hate, Islamophobia and terrorism.
The Council is deeply grieved and saddened by the tragic loss of four lives of a family who were deliberately targeted because of their Muslim faith. We offer our deepest condolences to their young son who has lost his entire family to this violent attack, and to the families and communities affected.
OCASI statement in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Toronto/June 2, 2021
OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants mourns the children found in unmarked burial sites at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our hearts are heavy at the profound loss of 215 young lives cut short, to the families, communities, Indigenous Peoples and the country.
Toronto / May 21, 2021
OCASI held a Town Hall for member agencies on the new temporary pathway to permanent residency on May 18, 2021.
The Town Hall was hosted by Debbie Douglas, OCASI Executive Director and featured presentations from:
Shalini Konanur, Executive Director, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
May 5, 2021 / Toronto - COVID infection rates are on the rise, particularly the more infectious variants. Study after study has shown that women and the working poor – particularly racialized and im/migrant workers are disproportionately impacted. OCASI calls on the government of Ontario to give workers at least two week of permanent, paid sick days.