Skip to content

refugees

Help stop the cruel treatment of refugees

Church of the Holy Trinity has joined 160 organizations across Canada in opposing provisions in the budget bill (Bill C-43) that would open to the door to refugee claimants being denied social assistance.

In an open letter to Minister of Finance Joe Oliver sent today (November 18) the organizations ask for the withdrawal of sections 172 and 173 of the bill, which would allow provinces to deny social assistance based on immigration status.

Refugee claimants, who are among the most vulnerable in our society, could be denied the crucial lifeline that allows them to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in Canada.

This legislative initiative is similar to the denial of healthcare to refugee claimants, which the Federal Court recently ruled was “cruel and unusual”.
Read More »Help stop the cruel treatment of refugees

April 26: Refugee Committee Fundraising Dinner

On Saturday April 26th, the refugee committee of the Church of the Holy Trinity will host a dinner to raise funds for our important work sponsoring refugees.

“Rising for Refugees” will be a great evening with music by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto, the Fallen Angles, and Guy Smagghe of Welcome Soleil.  Delicious food will be home-cooked by families we have sponsored (and others) from Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, and other places.
The keynote speakers are Loly Rico and Francisco Rico-Martinez, long-time refugee rights defenders and co-directors of the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto.

Read More »April 26: Refugee Committee Fundraising Dinner

X