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Precarity to Security: Navigating Pathways to Citizenship in Child Welfare

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Border(ing) Practices project is hosting a forum titled, “From Precarity to Security: Navigating Pathways to Citizenship for Children & Youth involved in Child Welfare.” This event will feature discussions by legal experts, community advocates, and first-voice speakers who will discuss new Canadian federal policies and how they may affect children and youth in child welfare.

Legal and community advocates, child welfare workers, and students are welcome to join the conversation on March 5, 2024, from 3–5 PM EST/ 12–2 PM PST. This event will explore how new federal policies might affect people without official status as they transition out of government care.

Topics of discussion

  • Senate Bill-S235: An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • IRCC Temporary Resident Permit
  • Campaign to End Detention & Stay Deportation of Former Youth in Care


  • Facilitate knowledge exchange to inform policy development and community-based advocacy efforts.
  • Provide a networking platform for legal experts and community-based advocates working with immigrants with precarious status in the child welfare system to connect, share insights, and collaborate.
  • Understand the impact of these pathways on immigrant youth and their families who have precarious status.


  • Danette Edwards, Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
  • Danielle Ungara, Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (CWICE)
  • Liz Okai, Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (CWICE)
  • Andrew Brouwer, Legal Aid Ontario.
  • Sarah Pole, Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY)

Moderated by Cheyanne Ratnam, CEO of Ontario Children’s Advancement Coalition

Register for the event “From Precarity to Security”.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants before the event date.

Those interested in attending this event are encouraged to register sooner rather than later, as there is an event capacity limit over Zoom.


March 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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