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Maytree Event to Explain Recent Changes to Immigration and Refugee System
Recent changes to the immigration and refugee program are fast, furious -- and confusing. The federal government has made a number of policy announcements which are changing the way newcomers are selected and welcomed to the country.
What do the changes mean for newcomers to Canada? For people working in the settlement sector? What can we expect the impact to be on the economy and society more generally?
Join Naomi Alboim, Senior Fellow at Maytree and Professor at Queen’s University and Peter Showler the Director of the Refugee Forum for a discussion on recent changes to immigration and refugee policy. This event will be held at:
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
June 20, 2012
Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street Toronto, ON
Please RSVP. Registration is limited.
About Naomi Alboim
Naomi Alboim is a Senior Fellow at Maytree and Adjunct Professor and Co-Chair, Policy Forum at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Naomi was previously an Ontario Deputy Minister with responsibility for immigration and labour market training. She is a founding director of the board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and chairs its Intergovernmental Committee. Naomi is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Gold Medal for Public Service and is a member of the Order of Ontario.
About Peter Showler
Peter Showler is the Director of the Refugee Forum, located at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa. The Refugee Forum undertakes various research and law reform initiatives dealing with refugee law. Peter teaches Immigration and Refugee Law and Advanced Refugee law. Peter is the former Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (1999-2002) and is the author of Refugee Sandwich: Stories of Exile and Asylum. For the past two years, Professor Showler and the Refugee Forum, in cooperation with the Institute for Research and Public Policy, have been engaged in a comparative study of the asylum systems of several of the industrialized countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the United States and Australia.