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When Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
The Forum will be held November 27, a day before the CCR Fall Consultation (28 - 30 November 2013). There will also be a workshop on Protecting Trafficked Persons: The Challenges of Definitions November 29.
When: November 28-30, 2013
Where: Kitchener-Waterloo Conference Centre
Looking to strengthen your understanding of policies and practices affecting refugees and immigrants to Canada? You’ll find these and other opportunities to meet and exchange with others working towards the same goals at the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation in Kitchener-Waterloo from 28-30 November 2013 on the theme Everyone has a part to play: what's your part?
Date Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In this webinar, Shauna Labman will present highlights of her research that challenges the assumption that resettlement is merely a voluntary complement to Canada's refugee protection regime.
The Canadian Council for Refugees presents facts that are aimed at dispelling some of the misperceptions people may have about refugees and refugee claimants.
Date Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
This webinar will offer a big picture view of recent major changes to immigration and refugee laws and rules in Canada and what they mean for newcomers.
Date Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Registration at the website below
This webinar is an overview of this project, which was created to raise awareness and provide a tool to advocate for the protection of migrant workers’ rights federally and in each province.
This bulletin includes: Important policy developments on trafficking, International developments, Reports and media, Announcements, and Trafficking-related events.
Date Thursday, November 28, 2013 to Saturday, November 30, 2013
Place Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre (soon to be Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo), 105 King Street East, Kitchener-Waterloo
Registration Online registration will open in mid-September 2013
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will open the CCR Fall Consultation.
July 18: Launch of Migrant Workers in Ontario (and Canada): A report card to evaluate protection for migrant workers
Date Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Place Oakham Lounge, Ryerson University, 63 Gould Street Toronto (Yonge and Dundas)
The launch of the CCR report card features Loly Rico (President, Canadian Council for Refugees), Catherine Manuel (Caregivers Action Centre), and Chris Sorio (Migrante Canada).
The Canadian Council for Refugees today called on the government to abandon proposed changes to the immigration regulations that would undermine families. Background documents reveal that the government’s purely economic rationale for breaking up families is very weak.
The CCR has issued a series of report cards summarizing how the provincial and federal governments protecting the rights of migrant workers in the "low-skilled" streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The Canadian Council for Refugees advises that groups concerned about these proposals will need to give their comments to government by Monday June 17.
May 15: Webinar on New Directions in Resettlement: implications for refugees and the settlement sector
Date Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern time
This webinar will look at CIC's proposed changes in how refugees are selected for resettlement to Canada and how this will affect those seen by refugee-serving organizations.
Date Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1, 2013
Place Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby BC
The Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation has as its theme Promoting Security and a Warm Welcome. Register before Friday, May 10th, to take advantage of the reduced fees.
Harper Government announces reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Ensuring Canadians have first chance at available jobs
The federal government has announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
The Canadian Council for Refugees welcomed some of the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced yesterday by the federal government, notably the withdrawal of the rule allowing migrant workers to be paid 15% less than Canadians. However, the CCR regrets that the announcement did not address the rights abuses suffered by migrant workers, who are vulnerable to exploitation because of their precarious status.
There have been many recent changes in immigration and refugee policies in Canada. How might these changes affect women and girls?
Date Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern time
This webinar is designed for organizations serving refugee claimants and is a follow up to the webinar Preparing for C-31.
Even before the recent cuts, health care costs for refugee claimants were only about one-tenth as much as the average amount spent on health care per Canadian.
Date Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 5:30pm - 7 pm: Friday mocktails - a new tradition
Place Salvation Army, 160 Jarvis Street, Toronto
The CCR's three Working Groups provide the forum for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to exchange information, network, and develop policy positions in particular areas of concern.