Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

Refugees have to make heartbreaking choices. What choices will you make to help them?

Today is World Refugee Day. This presentation, by Tara Horn of the Burma Action Committee, from a Portland, OR Ignite event in 2009 is still one of the most powerful presentations I’ve seen about what it means to be a refugee. This year’s World Refugee Day theme, from the UNHCR focuses on choice: Refugees have no…Continue Reading…

UNHCR launches the “Refugee Dilemma” – what would you do?

Saw this, thought it was effective and worth sharing. The poster link and QR code to take you to the UNCHR Canada site. Visit the site to  find information about World Refugee Day (June 20), more posters and information about what you can do to take action/commemorate the day, etc. Worth a look. Original story:…Continue Reading…

Refugee Health – acknowledging & appreciating the advocacy work of Canada’s health care professionals

You’ve likely heard the news. Changes to the federal government’s Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) will take effect on June 30, 2012. IFHP provides health-care benefits to: protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance. According to CIC, “the biggest change will be…Continue Reading…