Weekly Update: February 12-18, 2018

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News and Events:

Feb 13, 2018 – The Star: Refugee claimants challenge federal government over denial of child benefit – A Toronto legal clinic is representing six clients who are challenging the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over treatment they argue violates their charter rights based on immigration status.

January 31, 2018 – UNHCR: UNHCR releases draft outlining a new global refugee deal – ‘Zero draft’ of the global compact on refugees provides the basis for formal talks with UN Member States in Geneva in February.

January 30, 2018 – The Conversation: Let’s Talk about the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men

January 30, 2018 – Vancouver Sun: Comic illustrates refugee family’s bleak arrival in Vancouver and hope for the future

Refugee Claimants:

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide. Download the full resource here

Resource Centre – Mental Health:

Canadian Mental Health and Resource Centre: Training – The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project provides online training, tools and resources to front-line workers supporting immigrants and refugees.