What to know from settlement agencies as more Ukrainians touch down in Canada

As Ukrainians arrive in Canada on emergency visas, the executive director of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) says she’ll still call those fleeing the Russian invasion ‘refugees’, because that’s what they are, as already strained agencies adapt to Canada’s new way of welcoming the displaced.

“Right now, with the situation with Ukrainian arrivals, the term refugee can be confusing. From a government funding standpoint, refugee means something very specific,” said Meghan Klein, executive director of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.

Original News Article: https://edmonton.citynews.ca/2022/03/30/settlement-agencies/

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