It was less than a day after the declaration of a pandemic and the closing of most workplaces when we received the first call of concern. It was a colleague in the sector working with Caregivers who raised the alarm. Her concerns were mirrored by my policy and membership colleagues at the Council that the shutdown of services, of work places including home care would exacerbate the problems faced by Ontario residents with precarious immigration status and those who are undocumented.
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Webinar - The Impact of COVID-19 in the Immigration System: Measures in the Refugee Process
This information was current as of August 12, 2020. Please refer to the government of Canada website for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the most current information.
Webinar presented by Francisco Rico-Martinez, Co-Director, FCJ Refugee Centre on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Migration Portrait: The impact of COVID-19 on migration globally and in Canada, and future possibilities for Canada and Ontario
PowerPoint slides and recording of webinar presented on Friday, November 20, 2020.
Presented by Dr. Dan Hiebert, Professor of Geography at University of British Columbia.
Hosted and moderated by Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, OCASI.
OCASI In The Field 100th Issue
November 2020 / Toronto