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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Passport Changes for Diverse Gender Identities

The government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to Audit Long-term Detention Reviews

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) will carry out an independent audit of detention reviews by the Immigration Division. The audit, to be completed this Fall, will examine a sample of detention reviews from closed files involving long-term detention in order to obtain more detailed information regarding the level of depth and rigour in which detention reviews are conducted nationally.