CCR Meetings

Fall 2015 Consultation

Courage, Contributions, Resilience

26-28 November 2015, Hamilton

Sheraton Hotel Hamilton, 116 King Street West

Courage, contributions, resilienceJoin us to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation.
All are welcome to participate!

With views from all Canadian provinces and with participants in fields as diverse as healthcare and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.

Consultation program

On the CCR Fall Consultation program:

Deborah Tunis, recently-appointed Special Coordinator for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, will be taking part in the 'Refugee 'crises': Global, European and Canadian responses' workshop on Thursday 26 November.

Join a session with Mario Dion, Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and other IRB senior officials on Friday 27 November.

Click here for the provisional Consultation program.

Click here to read descriptions of Consultation workshops.


Register before Friday 6 November 2015 to take advantage of reduced fees!

If you are with a CCR member organization, register here.

If you are not with a CCR member organization, register here.

Not yet a CCR member? There’s no better time to become one...

Coming to the CCR Consultation in Hamilton? There is no better time to apply for membership as a Member (for groups and organizations) or as an Associate Member (for unaffiliated individuals).

If your group or organization is not yet a member of the CCR, you may be missing out on perks like Consultation registration discounts, free webinars and online resources for CCR members only.

Already an Associate Member or with a CCR member organization? Please share this opportunity with ‘future Members’ attending the Consultation!

Submit a complete membership application and your Consultation registration by 6 November 2015 to receive member registration rates and membership for 2016. Click here for more details.

Here's what some past participants have liked about CCR Consultations:

Workshop discussion at CCR ConsultationSmall group discussions at CCR Consultation

"My clients face these issues and it’s important for me to hear from other workers about possible solutions."
"It takes extra effort to keep updated when you do it on your own so being a part of the CCR and the energy of people who care was absolutely wonderful, refreshing, and a good reminder of what matters."


Workshop presentations at CCR Consultation


"A lot of the consultation was useful to me and my work. I feel that I will be able to bring a lot of what I learned back to my team."
"It was nice hearing questions, comments and concerns addressed by both people who work in the refugee sector and from refugees themselves."

"I appreciated the open environment and the speakers' abilities to navigate a conversation so that everyone felt heard."

About the CCR Consultation

The Consultation will bring together over 300 people from across Canada and beyond and offer key opportunities for information exchange, networking, and strategy development. Participants include refugees, immigrants, representatives of NGOs, government, UNHCR, academics, community workers, youth advocates and international guests.

CCR consultations are designed to move from issues to action. Discussions will address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers.  In addition to larger plenary sessions, workshops and working sessions will produce strategies for further collaboration, specific actions and policy recommendations.