Membership and Joining the CCR

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CCR members in action

Joining the Canadian Council for Refugees

Since 1978, we have been a key voice on refugee protection and newcomer settlement in Canada. Join the CCR and become part of a vibrant national network of over 180 organizations committed to the rights and protection of refugee and other vulnerable migrants and the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada.

We work together to advocate for the rights of refugees and immigrants to the public, parliamentarians, government agencies and the media. The CCR provides opportunities for members to network, share knowledge and address specific issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada and around the world.

Our members’ issues get on the immigration and refugee policy agenda in Canada: The CCR engages in dialogue with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, the Immigration and Refugee Board and other levels of government to resolve problems affecting refugees and vulnerable migrants to Canada.

Who are CCR members?

CCR members at a ConsultationFor reasons of continuity, participation and commitment we seek organizations as MembersIndividuals can become Associate Members.

To be eligible for CCR membership, your group must be a Canadian non-profit organization concerned for the rights of refugees and other vulnerable migrants and for the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.

Why CCR members are important:

The CCR exists because of our members: they are our strength.

CCR members:

  • Bring forward problems facing refugees and other newcomers
  • Share best practices to resolve similar issues faced by others
  • Contribute to CCR research and reports documenting needs for policy change
  • Advocate for change locally and nationally
  • Work to shape public opinion through local outreach with members of the public and the media

Click here to apply for CCR membership

Learn more about the CCR, what we do and how you can get involved.

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