Refugee Law

Guest: Ruth Williams

Episode Details

Refugees fleeing persecution in their home country face a long and complicated process to land in Canada. Join Access to Justice as we speak with Ruth Williams, immigration lawyer, about the different paths to Canada and how you can help

Guest Bio

Ruth Williams is an Immigration Lawyer with Legal Aid Alberta helps people with refugee claims, refugee appeals, judicial reviews of negative refugee decisions, criminal removal appeals, admissibility hearings and detention reviews. Ms. Williams works closely with a large number of community groups in the area of immigration law – too many to list here but you can check out our website for a full listing.  

Ms. Williams knows the struggle that lies ahead for those seeking asylum in Canada, and she finds the value in her role in helping others improve their lives and that of their families.  

Ms. Williams also sits on the Board of the Muttart Foundation assisting in non-profit organizations and charities to build a strong community and collaborate on key social issues and concerns. And, volunteers with Just-Us Girls – a community based initiative to help young females who are in conflict with the youth criminal justice system or involved with Children and Family Services.  

Outside of work, Ms. Williams embraces her faith, her family, food, physical activity, and the rare chance to go to bed early.  

"Every person who comes here changes the fabric and dynamic of this country."  – Ruth Williams, 2021​ 

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