Category: Refugees

Arrived in Canada using false Saudi passports, Mahmoud Jaballah sues federal government for $34M

After 17-year deportation fight over alleged terrorism ties, Toronto man sues federal government for $34M Between 1999 and 2016, the government signed three security certificates naming Jaballah, all of which ultimately failed to stand up in court Security certificate detainee Mahmoud Jaballah waits at home in this image from the film The Secret Trial.Noah […]

Growing number of refugees arriving in Canada as unaccompanied minors Elisée Makola was 15 when she fled Congo. Two years later she arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport alone — a 17-year-old refugee claimant. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) With a suitcase no bigger than a carry-on filled with what she describes as “tropical clothes,” Elisée Makola says she fled to Canada for safety. Makola was just 15 […]

Christmas Fund: Refugees escaping horrific trauma find hope in Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Christmas Fund: Refugees escaping horrific trauma find hope in Calgary Catholic Immigration Society VALERIE FORTNEY Updated: December 12, 2018 Hasan Kheder and Shahla Murad pose at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society in Calgary on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Jim Wells/Postmedia JIM WELLS/POSTMEDIA SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Less than a year after arriving in Calgary, Shahla Murad and Hasan Kheder […]

Refugee study seeks Calgary newcomers to improve experience for people fleeing war-torn countries Researcher Yahya El-Yahib says refugees from war-torn countries like Syria can often be traumatized and need different treatment and supports than other categories of refugee. He wants to find out how their needs are being met from the moment they land in Canada through to integrating into Canadian communities. (Dan McGarvey/CBC) Researchers at the University […]

Saskatoon doctor is an ardent advocate and activist for children’s health Mahli Brindamour is a 2018 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner. (Submitted to CBC) Dr. Mahli Brindamour says working with the most vulnerable people in our society is not only a passion, it’s a duty. “I think as physicians we have a mandate to care for the most underserved people,” said Brindamour. “The people who have challenges for accessing care […]

Three years on, many Syrian refugees find stressful path to Canadian citizenship For Fouzia Al Hashish and thousands of other Syrian refugees, the time has come to put the finishing touches on their new national identity. The 23-year-old mother’s 2019 goal is already quite clear: a Canadian citizenship and a dark blue passport for herself, husband Mohammad Al Mnajer, and their children. However, refugee advocates say obstacles […]