The last seven months haven’t been easy on any of us. But newcomers, especially asylum seekers and refugee claimants, have had an especially hard time. To understand the unique challenges they face during COVID-19, we’re joined by Dorota Blumczynska. She’s the executive director of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba and president of the Canadian Council for Refugees. She reminds us not only of our different experiences of this pandemic, but of what we have in common: a need for friendship, solidarity, and respect.

This podcast is part of the Tackling inequality as part of Canada’s post-pandemic recovery special feature.

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Dorota Blumczynska
Dorota Blumczynska is the executive director of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc. (IRCOM). She currently serves as member at large of Hospitality House Refugee Ministries Inc. and as the president of the Canadian Council for Refugees, the largest national refugee rights advocacy group in Canada.