Immigration detention of children
The government has committed to reducing to a minimum the detention of children, to developing alternatives to detention and to an accountability mechanism for the Canada Border Services Agency. CCR has made detailed recommendations, including a call for legislative amendment to end the detention of children.
The CCR has also published a series of interactive charts illustrating the state of immigration detention of children in Canada:
The CCR joined many other groups in signing a statement urging the government to cease the immigration detention of children and families: endchildimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com
CCR National Fall Consultation in Montreal, November 24 - 26, 2016
Join us in Montreal this November to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at the Canadian Council for Refugees' Fall Consultation under the theme of Welcoming diversity: at the heart of what we do.
Register by November 4th to take advantage of reduced fees.
With views from all Canadian provinces and with participants in fields as diverse as healthcare and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.
More information at:
National forum on human trafficking, November 23, 2016
Held in conjunction with the CCR Fall Consultation, the Trafficking Forum provides a space for networking, sharing information, best practices and strategy development to better meet the needs of trafficked persons in Canada. The Forum also works towards identifying and analyzing policy concerns in order to establish priorities and specific actions to better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Canada.
The Forum discussion will address issues that affect trafficked persons and those working to protect trafficked persons and to increase public awareness of trafficking.
For more information and to register, visit:
Calling private sponsorship groups
The CCR is developing practical resources for groups applying through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
Are you with a Group of 5, Groups of 2 to 5 or Community sponsor?
We invite you to connect with the CCR by visiting:
CCR Youth Engagement Project