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Family violence when a woman is sponsored by a spouse or partner

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How can front-line workers help?

As a front-line worker, you may be able to help a woman whose status may be at risk by:

  • letting her know when and where to get legal advice
  • helping her gather evidence that she needs to show that she should be allowed to stay in Canada

A woman who speaks French has the right to communicate in French with immigration authorities. If she is making an application to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada she has the right to apply in French. To find out more about her French language rights, she should contact a lawyer or a community legal clinic.