Canada's first City of Sanctuary

Toronto declared ‘sanctuary city’ to non-status migrants

 

Toronto has become the first Canadian city with a formal policy allowing undocumented migrants to access services regardless of immigration status.

Toronto has made history by affirming itself as a “sanctuary city,” the first Canadian city with a formal policy allowing undocumented migrants to access services regardless of immigration status.

On Thursday, City Council passed the motion by a vote of 37 to 3 that also requires training all city staff and managers to ensure Toronto’s estimated 200,000 non-status residents can access its services without fear of being turned over to border enforcement officers for detention and deportation.  Read the full news item here