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Janet Dench

Executive Director, Canadian Council for Refugees, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Janet Dench is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, where she has worked since 1990 (as Executive Director since 1997). Through this organization and through others for which she has volunteered, she works for policies and programs that respect refugee rights and welcome refugees and immigrants to Canada. Her main interests lie in international and Canadian refugee and immigration policy, with an emphasis on international human rights, gender sensitivity and anti racism, and in NGO networking and advocacy. Janet has a BA (in Classics and Modern Languages) from the University of Oxford and an MA in Religious Studies from Concordia University.