New Report - Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: Is Canada a Safe Haven?
The final report from the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights research project, released on September 29, 2015 looks at the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) asylum seekers living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and the experiences of community service providers. The report offers 37 recommendations for improving policies and services.
For the research, eight community partners organized focus groups with 92 asylum seekers, and service provider focus groups were also held. The research was conducted in 2012-2014, a time of significant change in Canada's immigration and refugee system.
Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights is an international community-academic partnership that seeks to address the intersections between criminalization, colonialism, sexuality and gender. OCASI is a partner in the Envisioning project.