Advancing Systemic Racism Arguments in Immigration Enforcement Proceedings

Published: January 12, 2022

Updated: January 17, 2022

Legal Aid Ontario’s Refugee Law Office (RLO) is hosting a free webinar to assist immigration lawyers and other practitioners working with racialized clients in immigration enforcement proceedings. Panelists include Nana Yanful (Legal Director of Black Legal Action Centre), Andrew Brouwer (Senior Counsel at the Refugee Law Office), and Prasanna Balasundaram (Director of Downtown Legal Services).

Topics will include:

  • Impacts of systemic racism in criminal sentencing

  • Strategies and resources for advancing similar evidence and arguments in the immigration context, including removal order appeals, humanitarian and compassionate applications, and detention reviews

  • Social history reports, such as Impact of Race and Cultural Assessments (IRCA)

Registration is open to all LAO refugee roster lawyers and any other interested persons.

Date: Jan. 17, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Cost: Free

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content (Law Society of Ontario).

Registration link:

Email John Norquay ( for further information.