Settlement Arts, a new Toronto-based organization established to raise awareness and increase education on immigration and settlement issues presents their first exhibit “Waiting for My Children”, a collaboration between Curator Lisa Wyndels, Photographer Anna Hill and Editor, Sally Dundas.
From the description:
There are parents in our community who are forced to wait for many years to be joined by their children, after they first arrived in Canada as immigrants or refugees.
The impact of the separation of children from parents is profound, and increasingly so as the period of waiting becomes prolonged. A period of separation of many years creates risks of children being exposed to multiple harms, including severe psychological damage. We know of instances of depression, suicide attempt, and even death. Children who arrive in Canada after years of separation from a parent are often at real risk of not integrating well, either into family or into society.
The show runs from May 13-23 at 1080 Queen St. W. For more info, visit the website.