CCR Library

Recent documents

2016 Immigration consultations – CCR key points Jul 2016 htm
Refugee transportation loan infographic Jun 2016 htm
Refugee Reform 2016 – CCR recommendations In the wake of the government's evaluation report... Jun 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 Temporary Foreign Worker Program This is the CCR's submission to HUMA (the... May 2016 PDF
Submission on Bill C-6, Citizenship Bill This document is the CCR's submission to... Apr 2016 PDF
Bill C-6 Citizenship Bill concerns Apr 2016 PDF htm
Legacy cases: Recommendation for regularization Thousand of people have been waiting for over... Apr 2016 PDF

General

Mental health and refugees: position paper This paper gives a brief outline of the CCR’s... Mar 2016 PDF
Restoring Canada’s humanitarian tradition: three priorities The new federal government has made some... Jan 2016 PDF
Equally Human, Equally Entitled To Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Jan 2016 PDF
Annual Report 2014 - 2015 Nov 2015 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
Year in Review: Changes in 2012 for refugees and other newcomers to Canada Jan 2013 PDF htm

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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 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

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Refugee determination

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 Rules, RPD and RAD, pre-published 11 August 2012 Sep 2012 PDF
Comments on proposed regulations, pre-published 4 August 2012 (processing timelines) Comments on the Proposed Regulations Amending the... Sep 2012 PDF
The Experience of Refugee Claimants at Refugee Hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board Jan 2012 PDF

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Refugee resettlement

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

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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

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
CCR comments on proposed regulatory changes re. marriage The CCR commented on proposed regulations to: ... May 2015 PDF
Family reunification profiles - Express Entry May 2015 PDF
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

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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
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

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Settlement and integration

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

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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

UNHCR documents relating to Canada