Refugee Claimants Require Temporary and Permanent Supports

Abdikheir Ahmed, Hani Al-Ubeady and Ray Silvius We in Manitoba find ourselves in need of a serious discussion about how to coordinate services, including lodging, for the refugee claimants who are continuing to cross the Canada-US border at… Read More

New Report: What does it take to house a Syrian Refugee?

Supporting Refugee Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis By Ray Silvius, Hani Ataa Al-Ubeady, Dyland Chyz-Lund, Carlos Colorado and Emily Halldorson In this report we demonstrate the specific constellation of events, initiatives, and supports that contributed… Read More

Lesson from Syrian refugee resettlement in Winnipeg

By Hani Al-Ubeady, Emily Halldorson and Ray Silvius As the Syrian refugee crisis continues, so do Canada’s — and Manitoba’s — obligations toward refugee resettlement. With a reported 900 Syrians to arrive in Manitoba before the end of… Read More

Supporting Refugee Resettlement: Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has attracted unprecedented political attention and, arguably, corresponding political will in Canada. In November 2015, the Province of Manitoba publicly stated it could welcome 1,500 to 2,000 of the 25,000 Syrian refugees that the… Read More

A welcoming home for refugees: removing the stigma – increasing the support

Refugees across Canada are facing a structural housing crisis.  Stagnant shelter allowances for the Government Assisted Refugees  eligible to receive them,  a federal retreat from social housing provision, and skyrocketing housing costs in numerous Canadian cities since the… Read More

You don’t have to live like a refugee

This editorial on the housing needs of refugee newcomers was published in the Winnipeg Free Press. The research referenced in the editorial is through the Manitoba Research Alliance Partnering for Change grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities… Read More

Broadening the scope of the debate on the Ukrainian crisis

By Dr. Ray Silvius During an announcement that Manitoba would provide $25,000 of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the form of first aid and medical supplies, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger stated “Manitobans stand in solidarity with our friends… Read More