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Ukrainian refugee finds hope and new opportunity through Ottawa Mission program

CTV News Dave Charbonneau Thursday, January 12th 2023

The Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission is a free program that gives the most vulnerable a chance to turn their lives around.

The program is helping one Ukrainian refugee start a new life in a new country.

Tetiana Kitsynenko is a Ukrainian refugee who has just graduated from the Chef Ric's Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission. 

Alberta will no longer hold federal immigration detainees in provincial jails

Paige Parsons · The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 18, 2023

The Alberta government has announced a deadline for ending an agreement to hold federal immigration detainees in provincial jails.

The province says that written notice has been given to the federal government to end the agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The agreement entailed use of provincial correctional centres to house people being detained on immigration matters.

Some Trans People Are Preparing to Flee the US and Seek Asylum Abroad

Anya Zoledziowski Vice January 10, 2023

Rynn Azerial Willgohs, a 50-year-old transgender woman, has been rapidly researching ways to flee the United States. She’s from the U.S., but with physical attacks against transgender and nonbinary people on the rise and lawmakers targeting transgender people with increasingly draconian legislation that criminalizes their very existence, Willgohs is worried. 

Liberal minister says Canada needs more immigration, some worried about impacts on services

Nojoud Al Mallees The Canadian Press Friday, January 13, 2023

OTTAWA -- As Canada plans to significantly ramp up its immigration levels in the coming years, some policy experts are worried about potential effects on health care, housing and the labour market.

But Immigration Minister Sean Fraser insists that Canada needs more newcomers to address labour shortages and demographic changes that threaten the country's future.