CCR Library

Recent documents

Why we are challenging the USA as a “safe third country” in the Federal Court of Canada Dec 2017 PDF htm
Annual Report 2016 - 2017 An overview of the CCR's activities for the... Dec 2017 PDF htm
Age of dependants Oct 2017 PDF htm
Comments on proposed changes to the transportation loan The attached are the CCR's representations... Oct 2017 PDF
Regional Forum on Migrant Worker Issues, June 2017 Aug 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
Spring 2017 Consultation Report This report includes an introduction with general... Jul 2017 PDF
US as a safe third country infographic Jun 2017 htm

General

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
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
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
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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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

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 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
Comments on C-11 Regulatory Amendments 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
Changes to the Refugee System – What C-11 Means Summary of key changes in Bill C-11, including H... Sep 2010 PDF
C-11 brief Brief on Bill C-11 (Refugee Reform) May 2010 PDF

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Refugee resettlement

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
Resettlement, Durable Solutions and Signatory Countries: Policy Position Jun 2004 htm

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Transportation loans

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

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
Family reunification submission November 2016 The CCR provided a written submission to the ... Nov 2016 PDF
Proposed change to Age of dependent children: Comments The attached document forms the comments of 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
“Proud to aid and abet refugees” campaign Backgrounder Nov 2007 PDF
Submission on Bill C-3 security certificates 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
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
Lives on Hold: The faces of humanitarian and compassionate applications Personal profiles of parents and families from... PDF

Temporary workers

Regional Forum on Migrant Worker Issues, June 2017 Aug 2017 PDF htm
Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: CCR Response to the HUMA Report Oct 2016 PDF htm
National Meeting on Migrant Worker Issues, June 2016: Highlights On 5 June 2016, the Canadian Council for Refugees... Jul 2016 PDF
Submission on Temporary Foreign Worker Program This is the CCR's submission to HUMA (the... May 2016 PDF
Equally Human, Equally Entitled To Rights Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social... Jan 2016 PDF
Migrant Rights in Canada: Looking back on 2014, forward to 2015 Dec 2014 PDF htm
Government Overhaul of Temporary Foreign Worker Program: CCR response to 2014 changes Nov 2014 PDF htm
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
Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour: Backgrounder Sep 2014 PDF htm
Welcome to the Starter Toolkit for Awareness-Raising on Trafficking in Persons Oct 2013 htm
Migrant Workers: Provincial and Federal Report Cards May 2013 PDF htm
Migrant Workers: Used and Abused Charged exorbitant recruitment fees, forces to... Feb 2012 PDF
Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes (one pager) In recent years, the number of workers admitted... Jan 2011 PDF
Comments on proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program Nov 2009 PDF
From Permanent to Temporary Migration: Canada's dramatic policy shift Canada is bringing in more and more workers on... Oct 2009 PDF

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Trafficking

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
Report of National Networking Meeting on Trafficking and Workshop, 23-24 November 2011 Summary report of the National Networking Meeting... Nov 2011 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

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
Gender-based analysis of settlement, Research report Nov 2006 PDF
Newsletter, International Network on Women fleeing Gender-related Persecution May 2000 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

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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Submissions to international bodies

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