Housing Needs and Refugee Updates Webinars


1.The Impact of COVID-19 in the Immigration System

Date: Wednesday August 12 at 10:00 am

OCASI – The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is pleased to announce a webinar for frontline workers on: The Impact of COVID-19 in the Immigration System: Measures in the Refugee Process

Presented by Francisco Rico-Martinez Co-director, FCJ Refugee Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced government institutions to work differently. This webinar will present an overview on the impact of COVID-19 on the immigration and refugee system, including measures by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). We will look at how the IRB is gradually re-opening, how the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is resuming in-person hearings, the option of a file review and the video-conference hearings pilot, IRCC changes on inland refugee claims and more.

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdeqorz4uG91b9g2r1BP1cxnc6y-k1UOB

2. Housing needs for immigrants and resources

Date: Thursday August 13 at 10:00 am

During this webinar we will provide an overview on the challenges that refugee claimants and precarious migrants face in finding a place to stay in the city, whether that is a temporary shelter or more permanent housing through the rental market. Join us on this webinar and learn about the housing situation for immigrants, what to do in emergency cases, how to find a shelter, how to search for a house. Also we will talk about resources like rent support from Ontario Works, furniture bank, etc.

Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6759701139307944976


3. Updates about Refugee Hearings and Procedures

Date: Thursday August 13 at 2:00 pm

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services and FCJ Refugee Centre invite you to attend a Virtual Info Session for refugee claimants. This is a free online information session on August 13, Thursday, at 2 pm. Learn about the new way of making a refugee claim inside Canada, the option of file reviews the resumption of in-person hearings at IRB’s Refugee Protection Division, the pilot project of video-conference hearings, and many more.

To register, please click this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/105627192305978380


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