Working Group on Immigration and Settlement

This Working Group provides a forum to exchange information, network and develop policy positions on all issues related to the settlement and integration of refugees, immigrants and other migrants in Canada, including:
  • provision of settlement services;
  • broader social justice context related to newcomers in Canada, for example: systemic racism, racialization of poverty, employment and income security, housing and homelessness, health, mental health, family reunification, and equitable access to services and basic entitlements.

I&S Co-Chairs

Solange Mugahogora
Solange Mudahogora

Solange Mudahogora is the CCR immigration and settlement working group co-chair and currently works in the Settlement and integration sector across the Atlantic Region as the ARAISA Member Outreach and Event Coordinator. Solange is originally from Rwanda and has lived in Canada for 19 years. She is a dedicated community development worker, racial justice, women, and children human rights advocate. Solange is a co-founder of two not-for-profit organizations in Canada (Uzima Network Inc., and Mimosa du quartier).

Solange has worked with different Non-Government Organizations, Community based organizations, and United Nations agencies as well as Academic institutions at National and international levels.


Jennifer Rasajasekar
Jennifer Rajasekar

Jennifer Rajasekar is the Manager of Social Support Services at TNO-The Neighborhood Organization and is the primary point person for TNO’s Worker Support Services Program. She is the 2018 recipient of the Leading Women Building Community Award. Jennifer has many decades of diverse experience in the non-profit sector serving newcomers and refugees and grassroots organizations, leading, managing, and implementing community-based projects and programs that provide substantial benefits for communities.

I&S Key Issues