Bulletin 73-A – April 2015

Bulletin 73-A – April 2015 To mark the fortieth anniversary of the Indochinese refugee movement to Canada, the Society has released a special Bulletin and launched a dedicated website. We invite you to check them both out. ... Read more.

Presentation: (1986) UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award to the people of Canada

The people of Canada are the unique recipients of an award for their work on behalf of refugees. This video includes extracts from the 1986 presentation ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TF3pt3xK4&feature=youtu.be It was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, then Jean-Pierre Hocké, who, in 1986 presented the UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award to "the people of Canada" through then Governor General Sauvé. The award recognizes the work of Canada in helping to allevi... Read more.

Designated Classes

A regulatory device to target humanitarian resettlement programs. Those who were around at the time might argue that the government’s decision in November 1978, to enact 3 separate classes to facilitate the selection of immigrants in refugee-like situations from Eastern Europe, Latin America and Indo China respectively, was directly attributable to an attack of Delhi Belly suffered by Immigration Minister Bud Cullen during a trip abroad in May of that year. In fact the decision was precipit... Read more.