Tag: refugees

01 Oct

Bill C-585 Could Harm Some of Canada’s Most Vulnerable Families

Advocacy by YWCA Toronto

On September 22, 2014, YWCA Toronto CEO Heather McGregor sent the following letter to all MPs to express our concern about Bill C-585, which would limit refugee claimants’ access to social assistance. Dear Member of Parliament, I am writing on behalf of YWCA Toronto to express our grave concern about Bill C-585, introduced as a […]

18 Jun

Challenges Faced by Female Refugees in Canada

By Frances Cumberland & Tracy Chow, JUMP Etobicoke We work as Settlement and Employment Counsellors at the YWCA Toronto JUMP settlement support program in Etobicoke. Every day we work with newcomer women from all over the world who are permanent residents, convention refugees and live-in caregivers with work permits. Every woman who walks through our […]

04 Jun

Open letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Last week, YWCA Toronto and other Canadian women’s organizations sent a letter urging our federal government to support efforts to bring home Nigeria’s kidnapped school girls, and to develop a national strategy to address rampant violence against women in Canada and around the world. Read the letter below. May 29, 2014 Right Honourable Stephen Harper […]