News from Canadian Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.More information
When: Thursday - Saturday, June 1-3, 2017
Where: MacEwan University, City Centre campus, 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
The CCR invites you to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at their Spring Consultation. All are welcome to participate.
The Canadian Council for Refugees presents some frequently asked questions about refugee claimants arriving from the US.
- Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2 p.m.
- Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2 p.m.
Canadian Council for Refugees webinars include encore presentations from popular CCR Consultation sessions, as well as other topics of interest to refugee and newcomer advocates.
- Part One: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2 p.m. ET
- Part Two: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2 p.m. ET
Staff from Legal Assistance of Windsor/WEFIGHT, one of the organizations that worked closely with the CCR on the development of this tool, are the presenters of this CCR webinar.
The CCR's Working Groups are a forum for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to exchange information, network and develop policy positions in particular areas of concern.
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) urges the Government of Canada to uphold the principles of fairness and equity in responding to refugees around the world. The CCR commends the government for significantly increasing the immigration targets for refugees and for the mass resettlement of Syrian refugees. In the interests of justice, this needs to be complemented by a commitment to eliminate the backlogs in Africa and other regions, within a clear timeline.
When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Saturday, June 4, 2016
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 90 - 22nd Street East, Saskatoon SK S7K 3X6
The consultation features views and participation from regions across Canada and from diverse fields, on refugee protection and newcomer settlement.
"This law wastes millions of dollars to fund a search through Canada's inventory of old refugees to see who can be disposed of, regardless of how well established they are in Canada, and for no purpose."
When: Thursday, April 21 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
This is a free, two-part webinar on how you can use social networks for grassroots advocacy, with particular attention to issues affecting refugees.
When: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 2 p.m. to 3:15 pm (Eastern time)
As part of the #RefugeesWelcomeHere campaign Amnesty, Amnistie, and the CCR have produced resources, tools, and materials aimed at supporting refugee rights advocates.
Human rights organizations reacted to news that a person died while in the custody of the Canadian Border Services Agency, at the Toronto East Detention Centre.
The federal government is giving six more months to Haitians and Zimbabweans to apply for permanent residence in Canada on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds without risk of removal.
February 10: The Ontario Uprooted Education Project: Access to education for precarious status migrant youth
When: Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 2-3 p.m. (Eastern time)
This webinar will describe a project undertaken by the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto involving migrant youth with precarious immigration status and Ontario high schools.
This two-part webinar will offer a framework that challenges the notion that violence against women is rooted in culture and explore the intersections of immigration policy and violence against women. Part I will take place on Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2-3 pm (Eastern time) and part II will happen on Wednesday 27 January 2016, 2-3 pm (Eastern time).
- Part I: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 2 - 3 p.m.
- Part II: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 2 - 3 p.m.
This webinar will offer a framework that challenges the notion that violence against women is rooted in culture and explore the intersections of immigration policy and violence against women.
- Friday, February 26, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Inland Protection Working Group meeting
- Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting
- Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting
Where: Salvation Army, 160 Jarvis St., Toronto
The CCR's three Working Groups provide a forum for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to exchange information, network, and develop policy.
"We hope that Canadians will remember that Syrian refugees are victims of this violence and will redouble their commitment to welcome them in Canada:" Canadian Council for Refugees.
When: November 26-28, 2015 (Thursday through Saturday)
Where: Sheraton Hotel Hamilton, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Titled Courage, Contributions, Resilience, the CCR will bring together over 300 people from across Canada to offer opportunities for information exchange, networking, and strategy development.
When: Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: For participants who are not with a CCR member organization, the cost is $25 per connection per webinar.
This Canadian Council for Refugees webinar will provide an overview of immigration processes for refugees and immigrants seeking to reunite with family members, particularly spouses and children.
When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Starting Point: Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto City Hall, End Point: Queen's Quay
Amnesty International (Toronto), Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), FCJ Refugee Centre, OCASI and others invite you to show your support for bringing refugees to Canada.