As many of you may know, over the past half year my colleague Edris Arib and I have been putting together a non-profit organization called the Arenous Foundation to fill the gap of advocacy, research, and education in Canadian immigration.
We’ve been doing quite a bit of work this December and are proud to share with you are two project this week.
The first project is our brief to the Standing Committee on Citizenship of Immigration who asked for feedback on (1) spousal sponsorship and TRV delays (specifically s. 179(b) IRPR); (2) the parent and grandparent sponsorship program, and (3) TRVs/SPs for Francophone African students, along with those who hold expired COPRs;
On Thursday of this week, we also presented to MOSAIC on international students, including policy recommendations and advice to settlement workers.
It’s been a busy but amazing week being able to re-shift energy from law to non-profit immigration policy work. It’s a perfect balance – and one I hope to expand in January 2020.
On that note, we have some big news for #VIB readers (new site and new initiative) coming in the New Year.
I don’t know about you, but I’m just about done with 2020.