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OCRA 2.0: Supporting family reunification

OCRA 2.0 is our ongoing effort to help our refugee families and to promote refugee settlement. The single most important issue that our refugee families have identified, over and over again, is the plight of their close family members who were left behind and are living in vulnerable circumstances in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. [...]

OCRA in The Glebe Report

Members of OCRA teamed up to write an article for The Glebe Report. The 2.5 page spread appeared in the December 2016 issue. In the article they discuss how OCRA was formed, our story so far, and some of the successes and challenges we’ve had along the way. One of our new arrivals also wrote [...]

Release of Senate Committee Report

Last week, the Senate Committee released their report - Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story. As you may know, OCRA was asked to appear before the Senate Human Rights Committee in October – Our statement to the Committee highlighted several areas of concern for refugee settlement including the importance of access to language [...]

OCRA’s statement to the Senate Human Rights Committee

Angela Keller-Herzog at Senate Human Rights Committee hearing OCRA was asked to appear before the Senate Human Rights Committee on October 19, 2016. In our statement to the Committee we highlighted three areas of concern for refugee settlement - The most important and immediate concerns family reunification. The most urgent and pressing need [...]

Fundraiser – Sens v. Anaheim Ducks

Cheer on the Sens AND support Ottawa’s refugees! Want to see the Sens play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, March 26th?  Want to get a discount?  Want to support Ottawa’s refugees at the same time?  Ottawa’s legal community has formed the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (RSSP) and is pitting contributing firms against one another in a fundraising [...]

Next OCRA Meeting March 5th

Time: 10am Saturday March 5 Venue: Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St Parking: Free parking at Glashan Public School across Bank St at 28 Arlington RSVP to OCRA613@gmail.com to help the setter-uppers have an idea of how many people are thinking of coming and how much coffee to brew. The next OCRA community meeting will (1) [...]