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Centre Talks – Writing Medical Letters for Immigration and Refugee Claims: A Guide for Health Care Providers

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When: September 17, 12 – 1:30 pm

Where: Room 136, 209 Victoria St., Li Ka Shing building. Room 136 is most easily accessed through the Shuter entrance of the Li Ka Shing building, east of Victoria Street. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

The talk: Immigration and refugee lawyer Maureen Silcoff will talk to providers about writing medical letters for patients. This includes people applying for pre-removal risk assessments, people making refugee claims, people making Humanitarian and Compassionate Claims, and people applying for Permanent Residency. Given the recent cuts to legal aid in Ontario – and particularly legal aid for immigrants and refugees – it is more important than even for health care providers to have a basic understanding of what patients are up against, and how to help. We will gather your questions in advance, and leave plenty of time for Q and A.

About the speaker: Maureen Silcoff is an immigration and refugee lawyer, and spent five years as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). She is a partner at Silcoff Shacter and appears regularly at the IRB and in Federal Court. Maureen is the President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and the recipient of the organization’s 2012 advocacy award. She was involved in Charter challenges to the Interim Federal Health Program and the Designated Country of Origin regime. Maureen has led the Refugee Lawyers’ Association Access to Justice Committee.

Space is limited, please RSVP to centrelist@smh.ca

Presented by the Centre Talks Committee from the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions.

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September 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


209 Victoria St.
209 Victoria St., Li Ka Shing building + Google Map