The CCR working group meetings are open to all representatives of NGOs as well as individuals that are interested in participating. Anyone who is interested is welcome to participate, however meetings are closed to media and government employees.
Participation is free and no registration is required.
Please note that we want to ensure that these meetings are bilingual and we are ready to provide translation services however, there are costs associated with this service and we prefer to avoid the expense if translations are not required. We invite you to send a message to Marisa at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 1st if you intend to participate in the meetings and you require translation services.
FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER:
9:30am - 5pm: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER:
9:30am - 5pm: Inland Protection Working Group meeting
9:30am - 5pm: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting
Anglican Diocese of Montreal
1444 Avenue Union
Montreal, QC H3A 2B8
About CCR Working Group meetings
The CCR’s three Working Groups provide forums for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to exchange information, network and develop policy positions in particular areas of concern. Each Working Group is responsible for preparing resolutions, following up on action items, and planning workshops for the consultations, as well as for advising the CCR Executive on policy. The Working Group meetings are closed to representatives of government and the media.
The CCR Working Groups meet four times a year. Two of these meetings take place during our Spring and Fall Consultations. The other two series of working group meetings take place in February (in Toronto) and in September (in Montreal).
The working group meetings offer an excellent opportunity to:
- Participate in efforts to promote refugee protection and resettlement, and the settlement of refugees and immigrants
- Discuss in depth pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada
- Share information and strategies with others from across Canada.
All CCR members are encouraged to attend the Working Group meetings.