CCR Library

Recent documents

Proud to protect refugees (pamphlet) Why are you Proud to Protect Refugees? A pamphlet... Sep 2014 PDF
Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour: Backgrounder Sep 2014 htm
Conference report, Spring 2014 Aug 2014 PDF
Migrant Worker Issues: Some international context The CCR has had an active campaign for the rights... Aug 2014 PDF
About the Canadian Council for Refugees About the Canadian Council for Refugees: what it... Aug 2014 PDF
Proud to protect buttons Jul 2014
Age of dependants Jul 2014 htm
Proud to Protect Refugees campaign bundle Jul 2014

General

Walk with refugees for a stronger Canada - pamphlet A trifold pamphlet about the Walk with refugees... May 2014 PDF
Key refugee and immigration issues for women and girls There have been many recent changes in... Mar 2013 PDF htm
Year in Review: Changes in 2012 for refugees and other newcomers to Canada Jan 2013 PDF htm
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2012 PDF
Year in Review 2011 In keeping with Canada's history of welcoming,... Jan 2012 PDF
Annual Report 2010 - 2011 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2011 PDF
Immigration levels planning 2011 – CCR priorities Jul 2011 htm
Rights in Review 2010 Overview of key policy issues affecting refugees... Jan 2011 PDF
Lives in the Balance: Understanding current challenges to the refugee claim process Canada’s refugee determination system has been... May 2009 PDF
40th Anniversary of Canada signing the Refugee Convention A two-page factsheet recognizing successes and... Mar 2009 PDF

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Regular reports

 

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 determination

Refugee resettlement

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

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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...
Hidden Costs: Paying back the refugee transportation loan A 15-minute video exposing the burden and painful...

Family reunification

Focus on refugee and immigrant families Reuniting families is a key objective of Canada’s... Feb 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
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
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
Nairobi: Are we being fair? one page overview Canada’s visa office in Nairobi has some of the... Oct 2011 PDF

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Barriers to Permanent Residence

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
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

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Settlement and integration

"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
Pathways to Gender Justice Handbook (htm format) Sep 2009 htm

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Children and Youth

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

UNHCR documents relating to Canada