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Immigration and Refugee Law

The Road to Home: Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees

Recorded on April 26, 2011 (78 minutes). This webinar focuses on how to deliver culturally competent services through an anti-oppression framework, and how this framework is crucial in providing effective support and services to clients. Facilitated by Carolina Gajardo, COSTI Immigrant Services.

Sponsorship Breakdown and Domestic Violence: Preventing Deportation

Recorded on April 5, 2011 (43 minutes)

This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to sponsorship breakdown and domestic violence presented by Jean Lash and Heather Neufeld of South Ottawa Community Legal Services. This webinar is for community service providers. It covers the steps in an initial interview, from assessing client safety to getting legal help. The webinar gives information on helping a client build a case to stay in Canada.

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Sponsorship Breakdown and Domestic Violence: Identifying the Problem

Recorded on April 4, 2011 (39 minutes)

This webinar is Part I of a two-part review of issues related to sponsorship breakdown and domestic violence presented by Jean Lash and Heather Neufeld of South Ottawa Community Legal Services. Prepared for community service providers, it looks at how the inland spousal sponsorship process makes abused women particularly vulnerable and how these women can acquire legal status in Canada. The webinar introduces the humanitarian and compassionate grounds option.

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