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L-R: Tom Denton, Mike Molloy, Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Peter Duschinsky, John Wieler, Brian Dyck, and Dr. Shauna Labman.
L-R: Tom Denton, Mike Molloy, Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Peter Duschinsky, John Wieler, Brian Dyck, and Dr. Shauna Labman.

Video: Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past

Seven refugee resettlement experts with experience in Canada's past and present programs gathered for a panel discussion examining the past, present, and future of Canada's refugee resettlement efforts.

"Canada has a long history of resettling refugees," says Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, who moderated the panel. "Today there are 17.2 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate, and over 1 million refugees are in need of resettlement. We want to explore what the future of Canada's resettlement program might look like."

Panellists included:

  • Mike Molloy, former Ambassador to Jordan & Coordinator of Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program;
  • Peter Duschinsky, a former Canadian Foreign Service Officer & Coordinator of Ethiopian Refugee Resettlement Program;
  • Tom Denton, Executive Director of Hospitality House Refugee Ministry;
  • John Wieler, former Overseas Director for MCC Canada;
  • Brian Dyck, MCC Canada Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator;
  • Dr. Shauna Labman, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Manitoba, with expertise in immigration and refugee law;
  • Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, with expertise in forced migration and refugee resettlement.

Watch the video of the panel discussion here:

 

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