CCR Library

General

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review: CCR priorities May 2018 PDF htm
Annual Report 2016 - 2017 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Dec 2017 PDF htm
Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration The CCR participated with others in a project to... Aug 2017 PDF, PDF, PDF, PDF
Refugees and faith survey: Summary report This report summarizes the responses to a short... Apr 2017 PDF
Annual Report 2014 - 2015 Nov 2016 PDF
Annual Report 2015 - 2016 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2016 PDF htm
Pre-Budget Consultations, CCR comments This is the submission of the Canadian Council... Oct 2016 PDF
Mental health and refugees: position paper This paper gives a brief outline of the CCR’s... Mar 2016 PDF
Equally Human, Equally Entitled To Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Jan 2016 PDF
Restoring Canada’s humanitarian tradition: three priorities The new federal government has made some... Jan 2016 PDF
Key priorities for the new government The CCR offers the incoming federal government a... Nov 2015 PDF
Walk with refugees - pamphlet A trifold pamphlet about the Walk with refugees (... Feb 2015 PDF
Annual Report 2013 - 2014 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2014 PDF htm
Annual Report 2012 - 2013 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2013 PDF htm
Key refugee and immigration issues for women and girls There have been many recent changes in... Mar 2013 PDF htm

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Resolutions

The policy of the CCR is established through resolutions adopted by the members at the semi-annual General Meetings.

Consult the Resolutions Database

Resolutions by year adopted.

Refugee protection in Canada

Refugee Reform 2016 – CCR recommendations In the wake of the government's evaluation report... Jun 2016 PDF
Refugee health survey by province and by category This document provides some basic information... Feb 2015 PDF
C-43 and social assistance: kicking people when they are down Submission to the Senate Committee on Social... Nov 2014 PDF
Refugee Health Care: Impacts of recent cuts On June 30, 2012, the federal government... Feb 2013 PDF
Bill C-31 – Diminishing Refugee Protection: Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration The CCR has called for the withdrawal of Bill C-... Apr 2012 PDF
Protect Refugees from Bill C-31: Joint statement The Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition... Mar 2012 PDF htm
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Brief on C-4 - comments on a brief that punishes refugees Nov 2011 PDF
Welcome to Canada: The Experience of Refugee Claimants at Port-of-Entry Interviews Nov 2010 PDF
What We Want for Refugees poster - 4 women We want Canada to treat refugees in a way that is... Jun 2010 PDF
The challenge of fair and effective refugee determination Jul 2009 PDF
Refugee Claimants in Canada: Some Facts Oct 2007 htm
Letter sent to Minister of Public Safety, Return to torture Jun 2006 htm
What We Want for Refugees poster - 4 youth We want Canada to treat refugees in a way that is... PDF

Refugee determination

CCR proposed model for refugee determination The recently released “Report of the Independent... Aug 2018 PDF
IRB’s Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes: CIMM submission This written submission is provided to the House... Apr 2018 PDF
IRB Review: CCR submissions Aug 2017 PDF
Special measures for forgotten refugees: legacy claimants Approximately 5,600 refugee claimants have been... Apr 2017 PDF
Refugee Reform 2016 – CCR recommendations In the wake of the government's evaluation report... Jun 2016 PDF
Legacy cases: Recommendation for regularization Thousand of people have been waiting for over... Apr 2016 PDF
Sun Sea: Five Years Later In August 2010, a rickety ship, the MV Sun Sea,... Aug 2015 PDF
Keeping the door open: NGOs and the new refugee claim process This report examines the role played by Non-... Oct 2014 PDF
The Experience of Refugee Claimants at Refugee Hearings in the New System This is the report of a research project... Apr 2014 PDF
New refugee system – one year on On December 15, 2012, major changes to Canada’s... Dec 2013 PDF
Concerns about changes to the refugee determination system Dec 2012 htm
Comments on proposed regulations, pre-published 4 August 2012 (processing timelines) Comments on the Proposed Regulations Amending the... Sep 2012 PDF
Comments on proposed Rules, RPD and RAD, pre-published 11 August 2012 Sep 2012 PDF
The Experience of Refugee Claimants at Refugee Hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board Jan 2012 PDF
Comments on C-11 Regulatory Amendments Apr 2011 PDF htm

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Refugee resettlement

Blended Visa Office-Referred Program: CCR positions Feb 2018 PDF
Comments on proposed changes to the transportation loan The attached are the CCR's representations... Oct 2017 PDF
Modernizing client service delivery The CCR prepared this submission to the House of... Jan 2017 PDF
Refugee health survey by province and by category This document provides some basic information... Feb 2015 PDF
Responding to the Syrian refugee crisis: Backgrounder Jul 2014 htm
Refugee Health Care: Impacts of recent cuts On June 30, 2012, the federal government... Feb 2013 PDF
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Nairobi: Are we being fair? one page overview Canada’s visa office in Nairobi has some of the... Oct 2011 PDF
Comments on proposed elimination of Source Country Class Apr 2011 PDF htm
The Future of Colombian Refugees in Canada: Are We Being Equitable? Report of the Canadian Council for Refugees... Mar 2011 PDF
Facilitator Guide for those involved in CCR twinning projects Developed for the CCR by Carolina Gajardo and... Feb 2010 PDF
Concerns with refugee decision-making at Cairo Jan 2010 PDF htm
From Fast Death to Slow Death Summary Report of an International NGO Delegation Nov 2008 htm
Resettlement of refugees with medical needs Paper prepared for the Working Group on... Feb 2008 PDF
An Inventory of Needs and Opportunities in the Integration of Resettled Refugees A Project of the Annual Tripartite Consultations... Sep 2004 PDF

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Transportation loans

Transportation Loans Backgrounder Sep 2008 PDF
End the burden of transportation loans The burden of repaying refugee transportation...
Help refugees succeed! End the burden of transportation loans - postcards Order transportation loan campaign postcards to...

Family reunification

Family reunification for all Mar 2017 PDF
Modernizing client service delivery The CCR prepared this submission to the House of... Jan 2017 PDF
Proposed change to Age of dependent children: Comments The attached document forms the comments of the... Nov 2016 PDF
Family reunification submission November 2016 The CCR provided a written submission to the ... Nov 2016 PDF
Excluded Family Members: Brief on R. 117(9)(d) Section 117(9)(d) of the Immigration and Refugee... May 2016 PDF
Equally Human, Equally Entitled To Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Jan 2016 PDF
Strategies for intervening in family reunification cases: Practical guide This practical guide covers some of the major... Sep 2015 PDF
Family reunification profiles - Express Entry May 2015 PDF
CCR comments on proposed regulatory changes re. marriage The CCR commented on proposed regulations to: ... May 2015 PDF
Focus on refugee and immigrant families Reuniting families is a key objective of Canada’s... Feb 2014 PDF
Age of Dependency: comments on proposed regulatory changes Jun 2013 PDF
Sponsorship of parents and grandparents: comments on proposed regulatory changes Jun 2013 PDF
CCR Backgrounder - CIC Consultations on the Parent and Grandparent Program Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is... May 2012 PDF htm
Bill C-31 – Diminishing Refugee Protection: Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration The CCR has called for the withdrawal of Bill C-... Apr 2012 PDF
Proposed “Conditional Permanent Residence” for sponsored spouses, CCR comments, March 2012 Comments on the notice published by Citizenship... Mar 2012 PDF

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Enforcement

Call for Suspension of Removals to Eritrea The CCR urges the Minister of Public Safety to... Dec 2016 PDF
Proposed model for a CBSA Accountability Mechanism Mar 2016 PDF
Guide for NGOs on approaches by security and law enforcement agencies This resource is designed to help organizations... Feb 2016 PDF
Sun Sea: Five Years Later In August 2010, a rickety ship, the MV Sun Sea,... Aug 2015 PDF
Comments on Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act) Mar 2015 PDF
Submission to Senate on CBSA practices regarding inadmissibility A submission to the Senate Standing Committee on... Apr 2014 PDF
Bill C-31 – Diminishing Refugee Protection: Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration The CCR has called for the withdrawal of Bill C-... Apr 2012 PDF
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Brief on C-4 - comments on a brief that punishes refugees Nov 2011 PDF
Statement on publication of the “most wanted” list Sep 2011 htm
Comments in response to May 2008 Report of the Auditor General on Detention and Removal of Individuals Jun 2008 htm
Submission on Bill C-3 Summary Dec 2007 PDF
Submission on Bill C-3 security certificates Nov 2007 PDF
“Proud to aid and abet refugees” campaign Backgrounder Nov 2007 PDF
Are we all smugglers now? Globe and Mail op ed Oct 2007 htm

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Other immigration issues

Barriers to Permanent Residence

Legacy cases: Recommendation for regularization Thousand of people have been waiting for over... Apr 2016 PDF
Somalis and Canadian immigration policy A brief overview of some key Canadian immigration... Feb 2016 PDF
Conditional Permanent Residence: Failure in Policy and Practice Oct 2015 PDF htm
Summary of comments on Bill C-43 Oct 2012 htm
Comments - Bill C-43 – Reducing fairness for refugees and permanent residents Bill C-43 contains a number of provisions of... Oct 2012 PDF
Bill C-31 – Diminishing Refugee Protection: Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration The CCR has called for the withdrawal of Bill C-... Apr 2012 PDF
Proposed “Conditional Permanent Residence” for sponsored spouses, CCR comments, March 2012 Comments on the notice published by Citizenship... Mar 2012 PDF
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Proposal for Conditional Permanent Residence: A step backwards (one-pager) In March 2011, the federal government published... Oct 2011 PDF
Refugees and Security Revised version of paper examining situation of... Feb 2003 PDF
CCR Welcomes Elimination of Right to Landing Fee for Refugees Press release Feb 2000 htm
Refugees in limbo - a human rights issue Oct 1999 htm
Identity Documents: Arguments and Counter-arguments Apr 1997 htm
Lives on Hold: The faces of humanitarian and compassionate applications Personal profiles of parents and families from... PDF

Trafficking

Report: 2017 National Forum on Human Trafficking On 3 December 2017, the CCR National Forum on... May 2018 PDF
Report on 2016 National Forum and Workshop on Trafficking in Persons Jun 2017 PDF htm
Highlights Report: CCR National Forum on Trafficking in Persons, November 2016 Mar 2017 PDF htm
Submission on Temporary Foreign Worker Program This is the CCR's submission to HUMA (the... May 2016 PDF
National Human Trafficking Assessment Tool Oct 2015 htm
National Human Trafficking Assessment Tool - Full version The National Human Trafficking Assessment Tool... Oct 2015 PDF
Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930: Key measures to address trafficking in persons and Canada’s role Feb 2015 htm
Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour: Backgrounder Sep 2014 PDF htm
Full Report of National Forum and Workshop on Trafficking, 27 & 29 November, 2013 Full Report of the CCR National Forum and... Apr 2014 PDF
Welcome to the Starter Toolkit for Awareness-Raising on Trafficking in Persons Oct 2013 htm
Temporary Resident Permits: Limits to Protection for Trafficked Persons Jun 2013 htm
Highlights of National Forum on Trafficking, November 2013 2-pager highlights report of the CCR National... Feb 2013 PDF
Report of National Forum and Workshop on Trafficking, 28-29 November, 2012 Report of the National Forum and Workshop on... Feb 2013 PDF
Highlights Report of National Forum on Trafficking, 28 November 2012 2-pager highlights report of the CCR National... Feb 2013 PDF
Canada’s Treatment of Non-citizen Children Canada has signed the UN Convention on the Rights... Jan 2012 PDF

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Settlement and integration

Comments on proposed changes to the transportation loan The attached are the CCR's representations... Oct 2017 PDF
Proposed elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence: Comments The attached form the comments of the Canadian... Nov 2016 PDF
Mental health and refugees: position paper This paper gives a brief outline of the CCR’s... Mar 2016 PDF
Conditional Permanent Residence: Failure in Policy and Practice Oct 2015 PDF htm
Refugee health survey by province and by category This document provides some basic information... Feb 2015 PDF
C-43 and social assistance: kicking people when they are down Submission to the Senate Committee on Social... Nov 2014 PDF
"Welcome to Canada" analysis In 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada... May 2014 PDF
Canada’s National Settlement Program: A Submission to Citizenship and Immigration Canada Submission to CIC on CCR priorities for the... Dec 2013 PDF
Refugee Health Care: Impacts of recent cuts On June 30, 2012, the federal government... Feb 2013 PDF
CCR Backgrounder - CIC Consultations on the Parent and Grandparent Program Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is... May 2012 PDF htm
Refugee Integration: Key concerns and areas for further research Dec 2011 PDF, PDF
Proposed Change to Citizenship Requirement Proof of Language Proficiency Nov 2011 PDF htm
Proposal for Conditional Permanent Residence: A step backwards (one-pager) In March 2011, the federal government published... Oct 2011 PDF
Facilitator Guide for those involved in CCR twinning projects Developed for the CCR by Carolina Gajardo and... Feb 2010 PDF
Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook: A practical tool for working with newcomers The Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook aims to... Sep 2009 PDF

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Gender

Caregiver Pilot Program: submission Apr 2018 PDF
CCR concerns: Violence against Women Submission to the House Standing Committee on the... Nov 2016 PDF
Proposed elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence: Comments The attached form the comments of the Canadian... Nov 2016 PDF
Conditional Permanent Residence: Failure in Policy and Practice Oct 2015 PDF htm
CCR comments on proposed regulatory changes re. marriage The CCR commented on proposed regulations to: ... May 2015 PDF
Key refugee and immigration issues for women and girls There have been many recent changes in... Mar 2013 PDF htm
Conditional Permanent Residence for Sponsored Spouses: What frontline workers should know The CCR has produced a resource for front-line... Mar 2013 PDF
Proposed “Conditional Permanent Residence” for sponsored spouses, CCR comments, March 2012 Comments on the notice published by Citizenship... Mar 2012 PDF
Proposal for Conditional Permanent Residence: A step backwards (one-pager) In March 2011, the federal government published... Oct 2011 PDF
Statement on Proposed “Conditional Permanent Residence” for sponsored spouses Apr 2011 htm
Proposed “Conditional Permanent Residence” for sponsored spouses: CCR comments CCR comments on the notice published by... Apr 2011 PDF
Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook (htm format) Sep 2009 htm
Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook: A practical tool for working with newcomers The Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook aims to... Sep 2009 PDF
CCR Anti-Oppression Policy May 2009 htm
Pathways to Gender Justice: A toolkit for people working in the refugee and immigrant serving sector in Canada A training resource guide for individuals and... Nov 2006 PDF

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Children and Youth

Youth Action Gathering (YAG) 2015 report A report of the Youth Action Gathering (YAG)  ... Nov 2015 PDF
CCR comments on proposed regulatory changes re. marriage The CCR commented on proposed regulations to: ... May 2015 PDF
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Canada’s Treatment of Non-citizen Children Canada has signed the UN Convention on the Rights... Jan 2012 PDF
DNA Tests: A barrier to speedy family reunification Demands for DNA testing are causing significant... Oct 2011 PDF

You may also be interested in documents in the section on Public Education Resources.

Myths

Myths and Facts - Protecting Refugees from Bill C-31 A two-page brief to address myths circulating... Mar 2012 PDF htm
Myths and Facts 2011 A two-page brief to address myths circulating... Feb 2011 PDF htm
Confronting Myths About Refugees Mar 2005 PDF
Facing Facts: Myths and misconceptions about refugees and immigrants in Canada Dispels common myths and misconceptions about... PDF

Submissions on legislation

Comments on proposed changes to the transportation loan The attached are the CCR's representations... Oct 2017 PDF
Proposed change to Age of dependent children: Comments The attached document forms the comments of the... Nov 2016 PDF
Proposed elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence: Comments The attached form the comments of the Canadian... Nov 2016 PDF
Excluded Family Members: Brief on R. 117(9)(d) Section 117(9)(d) of the Immigration and Refugee... May 2016 PDF
Submission on Bill C-6, Citizenship Bill This document is the CCR's submission to... Apr 2016 PDF
CCR comments on proposed regulatory changes re. marriage The CCR commented on proposed regulations to: ... May 2015 PDF
Comments on Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act) Mar 2015 PDF
C-43 and social assistance: kicking people when they are down Submission to the Senate Committee on Social... Nov 2014 PDF
Citizenship Bill C-24 submission Mar 2014 PDF
Sponsorship of parents and grandparents: comments on proposed regulatory changes Jun 2013 PDF
Age of Dependency: comments on proposed regulatory changes Jun 2013 PDF
Comments - Bill C-43 – Reducing fairness for refugees and permanent residents Bill C-43 contains a number of provisions of... Oct 2012 PDF
Summary of comments on Bill C-43 Oct 2012 htm
Comments on proposed regulations, pre-published 4 August 2012 (processing timelines) Comments on the Proposed Regulations Amending the... Sep 2012 PDF
Comments on proposed Rules, RPD and RAD, pre-published 11 August 2012 Sep 2012 PDF

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Other submissions to Parliament

Submissions to international bodies

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review: CCR priorities May 2018 PDF htm
Equally Human, Equally Entitled To Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Jan 2016 PDF
Submission to WGAD - challenging the legality of detention Submission to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary... Jan 2014 PDF
Submission to International Commission of Jurists Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Apr 2007 PDF
Non-Citizens in Canada: Equally Human, Equally Entitled to Rights (Backgrounder) Background information (to accompany submission) Mar 2006 PDF
Non-Citizens in Canada: Equally Human, Equally Entitled to Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Mar 2006 PDF
Refugees and non-citizens in Canada: Key concerns regarding Canada’s compliance with the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) Submission to the Human Rights Committee of the... Sep 2005 PDF
Comments on Canada's compliance with Convention Against Torture, article 3 Apr 2005 htm
Submission on the occasion of the visit to Canada of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Jan 2005 PDF
Petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights regarding direct backs Jan 2004 PDF
Comments of the Canadian Council for Refugees on Canada’s Compliance with the Convention Against Torture Nov 2000 htm
Brief to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada for the consultation with NGOs in preparation for the 55th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights Mar 1999 htm
Submission to UN Committee on Human Rights in preparation for the examination of Canada on its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Mar 1999 htm
Non-Discrimination in Economic and Social Rights for Uprooted People: Submission with Respect to the Examination of Canada Jul 1998 htm

UNHCR documents relating to Canada