Canada’s and Canadians’ humanitarian tradition

CIHS President Michael Molloy , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Associate Assistant Deputy Minister Dawn Edlund, Naomi Alboim and Doctor Nhung Tran-Davies recently discussed Canada’s and Canadians’ humanitarian tradition. The panel was organized by the Canada School of Public Service which has made this video link accessible. The panel discussed their respective experiences with major refugee movements – Alboim on the ‘boat people’ and recent Syrian movement as a co-founder of Lifeline Syria, and Molloy on the Asian Ugandan exodus and ‘boat people’.  Dr, Tran-Davies recounted her experience as a five year old ‘boat person’ coming to Canada and her later drive to become a refugee sponsor.