How to support clients who are making a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application

Recorded on September 27, 2023

This webinar outlines important details about the H&C process - who can apply and what supporting evidence community workers can help clients gather. Our speakers also share resources, tips, and cautions about making an H&C application.

Speakers:
Kristin Marshall, Legal Skills Trainer, Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
Rathika Vasavithasan, Staff Lawyer-Migrant Rights, Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS)

NOTE: We have provided a handout on important resources and supports from the webinar in this link. We also provide it in PDF form below with the recording and PowerPoint slides

Highlights from the webinar:

You can watch the webinar in its entirety OR click on a question, press play , and it will bring you to the corresponding item in the webinar.

Highlights of the webinar - skip to the section by clicking below:
What is an H+C application? (slide 11)
Reasons for applying for an H+C (slide 12)
Who can't make an H+C application? (slide14)
What IRCC officers are looking for (slide 15)
Guidelines on the Best Interest of the Child (slide 16)
Cautions about H+C applications (slide 17)
Live Question and answer session - your questions (slide 18)
What evidence is helpful?
Identity (slide 20)
What to include in an H+C supporting letter? (slide 21)
Evidence
Why a person needs to stay (slide 22)
Work and Finances (slide 23)
Best Interest of the child (slide 24)
Hardship - proving why it would be hard to return (slide 26)
Making updates to an H+C application (slide 27)
If your H+C application is refused (slide 28)
Case studies
Case studies with answers (Slides 29-32)
Live Question and answer session - your questions answered (slide 33)
Resources and supports (slides 34-39)

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