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Tool Kit Resources: Refugee

Making an LGBTI Refugee Protection Claim in Canada - Info Sheet by Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights (Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish)

Information Sheet: Making an LGBTI Refugee Protection Claim in Canada

Contains: information and resources on what is involved in making a refugee protection claim in Canada, geared specifically toward LGBTI persons.

Primary Audience: individuals who are considering seeking asylum in Canada due to persecution, violence or threats because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), or because others perceive them to be.

Your Refugee Hearing by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)

Have you made a refugee claim in Canada? Do you want to know more about refugee hearings? See what a hearing room at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto looks like, and learn about who may be at your hearing and what they do.

Before your hearing starts, you check in at reception in the waiting room. Your lawyer and any witnesses also wait there.

Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: The Impact of Canada's New Immigration Regime report by Rohan Sajnani

Report: Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: The Impact of Canada's New Immigration Regime

By Rohan Sajnani, June 2014

This report examines the impact on LGBT asylum seekers in Canada of federal Bill C-31 (December 2012) and the resulting Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, as well as other recent changes. It explores Canada’s international obligations, Canadian LGBT refugee jurisprudence, stereotyping, credibility assessment, resettlement, refugee health care and concludes with recommendations.