MP Jenny Kwan is the NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Kwan sent a video statement she recorded for the Yazidi discussion circle. She recommends the government do more for the Yazidi women and children refugees by bringing them to Canada as additional refugees with more funds available to support them. Vulnerable Yazidis are being brought in from refugee camps under existing refugee target numbers established for Syrians. Kwan would like to see them brought to Canada under a separate program, saying that Canada is a rich country that can welcome more refugees.
The Yazidi Discussion Circle was organized by ROSE and held a VIVO Media Arts Centre on February 24, 2017.