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Nairobi: Long delays - Sign the statement, contact your MP, and raise awareness

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Join the CCR and other allies in speaking out and raising awareness of the need for fair treatment for refugees in Africa, especially refugees whose applications are processed through the Nairobi visa office.

**Meet with your MP about Migrant Workers' Rights**

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Join the CCR and other allies in raising awareness about the lack of protections for migrant workers and their rights in Canada.

Talk to your MP about how the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program don't really advance the cause of protecting migrant workers' rights at all, and in fact only further entrench the two-tier, unequal system created by a revolving door of temporary migrant workers.

Proposed reduction in age of dependent children

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The government is proposing to narrow the definition of a dependent child in the immigration regulations in two important ways:

  • The maximum age will be reduced to 18 years (from 21 years)
  • The exception for full-time students will be eliminated

This narrower definition will apply in all cases when a person applies for permanent residence in Canada and wants to include their children:

Use social media to speak out about Bill C-31

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Tell others about the impacts that Bill C-31 will have on refugees in Canada using social media. Here are some ideas:

 

Facebook

Action requests from CCR Spring 2012 Consultation

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At the CCR Spring Consultation (31 May - 2 June 2012) the working groups recommended to CCR members the following actions on issues of current concern.

Immigration and Settlement

  • Green Settlement Models

Action requests from CCR Spring 2011 Consultation

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At the CCR Spring Consultation (May 26-28, 2011) the working groups recommended to CCR members the following actions on issues of current concern.

 

**Take action through the media**

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Join the CCR and other allies in raising awareness about the lack of protections for migrant workers and their rights in Canada.

Ideas for making concerns about migrant workers in Canada visible through the media:

Write a letter to the Ministers and your MP!

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Write a letter to the Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Status of Women, and to your MP to oppose the proposal of conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses. This unnecessary regulatory change will not have the intended impact of deterring "marriages of convenience", but will be harmful to vulnerable sponsored spouses new to Canada.

You can use this model letter, and adapt it according to your needs.

Action requests from CCR Working Groups, November 2011

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At the recent CCR consultation in Montreal, the Working Groups identified the following key action requests directed towards CCR members. Whether you were able to participate in the Consultation or not, please take a look at these suggestions for follow up.

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