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An Overview of Refugee Protection in Canada

Our last webinar of the year gives an overview of refugee protections in Canada. In this webinar, you will learn about what distinguishes a refugee from an immigrant, how one claims refugee protection, who can sponsor refugees to come to Canada as well as the guiding legal frameworks for this area of law, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations.
The presentation will also explore Canada’s evolving response to recent humanitarian crises including the Syrian conflict, the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, and the conflict in Ukraine.
Join immigration and refugee lawyer, Rebeka Lauks, for what is sure to be an engaging and important discussion to cap off 2022.

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7th, 3:30 p.m EST

About the speaker:

Rebeka Lauks is an immigration and refugee lawyer in Toronto. She has regularly appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court since being called to the bar in 2014. Prior to starting her own firm in 2022, she worked at two internationally renowned refugee law firms in Toronto, as well as at the UN Refugee Agency in Honduras. She also previously taught the Refugee Protection course for the University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures program. Committed to community service, Rebeka volunteers with the legal clinic and mock hearing program at The 519 Church Street Community Centre, and serves as an external reviewer and content committee member with Community Legal Education Ontario’s Steps to Justice program.


Online links and dial-in details will be provided after you register.

* Please note this webinar will be recorded.*

Materials will be distributed to registered participants. Registration is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

DEADLINE for registration is December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

For information about this webinar please contact

Funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario

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