Student Background

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In this section, you will find information about the circumstances by which refugee students with limited formal schooling have come to Canada. There is demographic information about refugee populations and cultural profiles of refugee groups. Information about the impact of the migration experience and the school challenges of these learners is provided.

The image above is used with permission of Southern Sudanese Children Literacy Foundation (SSCLF), a non-profit group of Sudanese Canadians in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which has assisted in rebuilding schools and clinics in Sudan. Other pictures in this section are from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees photo gallery and from Citizenship and Immigration Canada media gallery.

The resources here serve to build understanding and to be inspired by the experiences of immigrants with refugee backgrounds and the school staffs who work with them.