Amina Malko Fund for Refugee Participation - International Refugee Rights Conference

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Application form for International Refugee Rights Conference

The CCR is offering funding to assist two or more refugees in participating in the CCR International Refugee Rights Conference (7 - 9 June in Toronto). Conference details are available at  The funding will cover air/bus/train fare to Toronto and shared accommodation (but not other costs such as food or local ground transportation).  The registration fee will be waived. 

Applicants must:

  1. Be people who have had the experience of being a refugee.
  2. Be affiliated with an organization that is a CCR member.
  3. Be at least 18 years old
  4. Submit the completed application (with letter) by 13 April 2018.

The CCR will use the following criteria in making the selection:
  • ability to contribute to the CCR (this will be the main criterion)
  • evidence of an ongoing commitment to participation in the CCR.
  • financial need
  • gender balance
  • ethnic diversity
  • gaps in representation within the CCR (e.g. a particular community or region that is not at present active within the CCR)
  • promotion of youth participation

Please circulate this information to people and organizations that might be interested in applying.

Amina Malko Refugee Participation Fund - Application form

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Gender: Female / Male

Are you between 18 and 25 years old?  Yes / No

Name of CCR member organization to which you are affiliated:


Have you had the experience of being a refugee?


Which refugee community or communities do you consider yourself to represent?



What is your past involvement in refugee or settlement issues (eg. volunteer work, community activism, advocacy on cases or issues)?



The Refugee Participation Fund is intended for people who cannot otherwise afford to attend CCR meetings.  Please explain your financial need.


Do you understand that the Amina Malko Fund will cover only your air/train fare and shared hotel accommodation, and that you must arrange with your organization for the other costs (e.g. meals, ground transportation)?


Which CCR meetings have you attended?   Please comment on the meeting(s) you attended?


If you have never attended a CCR meeting, please explain why.


Please explain briefly why you are interested in participating in the CCR International Refugee Rights Conference.  Which issues are of particular interest to you?



How do you plan to use what you learn/gain from attending the CCR International Refugee Rights Conference?



Name and contact information of a reference person (preferably someone who knows the CCR):



In addition to the form, you must submit a letter from your organization confirming that they support your participation and will cover expenses not covered by the CCR.  The letter should also state what they see as the benefits of your attending the CCR.

Please submit the completed application form and letter from your organization by 13 April 2018 to the Canadian Council for Refugees: