Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

the price of being a refugee in canada

Refugees Welcome?
Families flee to Canada for better lives, but the debt incurred makes it hard. Now advocates want policies changed to ease the process.
Story by: Suzanne Ahearne, Vancouver Sun

This picture is of Noella. Noella is the four-year-old daughter of Phillipo Kijori-Amisi and Anitha Ngendakuriyo, who fled a refugee camp for Canada.
Photograph by: Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun.

My cuz wrote this story about the little publicized refugee loan program that requires refugees to reimburse, with interest, the Canadian government for their flights to Canada. I think it is time to shine some light on this policy. Thanks for doing this Suzanne.

Suzanne has also donated some of her excellent photographs to Literacies, including the profile picture and the cups of coffee in the blog sidebar.

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