Summer Working Group meetings 2017

Participants at CCR Working Group meetings

Do you want to be part of efforts to promote rights for refugees?  Want to participate in in-depth discussions on pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada?  Looking for an opportunity to share information and strategies with others from across Canada?

Participate in the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Working Group meetings in Montreal on 8 and 9 September 2017.

Anyone interested is welcome to participate, especially CCR members and allies; however meetings are closed to media and government employees.

It is free to participate and no registration is required. Lunch is not provided.

FRIDAY 8 September 2017

9:30am – 5pm: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting

SATURDAY 9 September 2017

9:30am - 5pm: Inland Protection Working Group meeting

9:30am – 5pm: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting

Location and how to get there:

All meetings take place at Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), second floor. The FTQ is located at 565 boulevard Crémazie East, Montreal, just north of autoroute 40. 

Click here for a map of the area. The meetings are a 2-minute walk from the Crémazie metro station (orange line).

Parking - Pay parking is available on Friday at Fonds de solidarité, 8717 Berri Street (parking entrance on Lajeunesse Street). Note: the meetings take place in a building around the corner. On the Saturday, street parking is possible.

CCR Working Group meeting participantsOn the agenda:

Proposed agendas for the meeting will be sent to the CCR listserv and posted on the webpages of each Working Group.

Draft agendas for the meeting will be available on the Working Group webpages for logged-in CCR members and will also be sent by email to the CCRLIST.

Can’t be in Montreal for the Working Group meetings? Join us for a virtual meeting in advance

The CCR will be holding a virtual meeting for CCR members in English on Tuesday 6 September at 1:30pm Eastern, for those unable to participate in the CCR Working Group meetings in person. The virtual meeting will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear recent updates on priority issues
  • Give input on matters on the agenda of the working group meetings 
  • Raise current issues of concern to the participants (for possible follow up by the Working Groups)
  • Suggest workshop topics for the CCR Fall Consultation in Niagara Falls, 30 November – 2 December 2017

There will also be a similar virtual meeting in French on Wednesday 6 September 3pm (Eastern time).

Click here to register for either virtual meeting. You must be logged in to your account on the CCR website to access this page.

Are you with a CCR member organization and you don’t yet have an account? Sign up for one here.