CCR Library

Recent documents

Holiday Card Express Entry Send your Member of Parliament calling a holiday... Dec 2014 PDF
Migrant Rights in Canada: Looking back on 2014, forward to 2015 Dec 2014 PDF htm
Annual Report 2013 - 2014 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2014 PDF htm
Government Overhaul of Temporary Foreign Worker Program: CCR response to 2014 changes Nov 2014 PDF htm
C-43 and social assistance: kicking people when they are down Submission to the Senate Committee on Social... Nov 2014 PDF
Presentation: Recent Changes in Refugee and Immigration Policy These slides can be used for public presentations... Oct 2014 PDF, PDF
Keeping the door open: NGOs and the new refugee claim process This report examines the role played by Non-... Oct 2014 PDF
Comments on Regulatory proposals to enhance the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and International Mobility Program compliance framework On June 20, 2014, the Government of Canada... Oct 2014 PDF

General

Annual Report 2013 - 2014 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Nov 2014 PDF htm
Walk with refugees for a stronger Canada - pamphlet A trifold pamphlet about the Walk with refugees... May 2014 PDF
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
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

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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

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

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

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
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

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

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Settlement and integration

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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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