Amy MacLachlan


The Rafeeh family, originally from Syria, waits to welcome Syrian refugees at Toronto’s Pearson airport in 2015. Photo: Stacey Newman/Shutterstock

COVID-19 challenges refugee work

The pandemic has dealt a massive blow to refugee sponsorship in Canada—but there’s some hope things will get easier soon both for those who hope to make Canada their home and those who help them get here, say some Anglican refugee assistance workers.

Honouring life’s final stage

High rates of COVID-19 infection and death in Canada’s long-term care homes have drawn increased attention to their quality of care, and have spurred announcements by provincial and federal governments of new measures intended to improve it, including billions of dollars in new spending.

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