Friday 27 - Saturday 28 February 2015, Toronto
The Working Group meetings are open to everyone interested in participating, but they are closed to media and government representatives. There is no cost to participate and there is no need to register in advance.
FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015:
9:30am - 5pm: Inland Protection Working Group meeting
SATURDAY 28 February 2015:
9:30am - 5pm: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting
9:30am - 5pm: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting
Proposed agendas for the meeting will be sent to the CCR listserve and posted on the webpages of each Working Group.
How to get there:
The Working Group meetings will take place at the Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries is located at 160 Jarvis Street in Toronto, between Queen and Shuter streets.
By public transport - Queen subway station. Walk or take the streetcar – no.s 501 or 502 - east from the station.
By car - Click here for a map of the area
Parking: There is no parking available at the Salvation Army. Street parking is possible, but you need to pay every two hours.
About the Working Group meetings
The CCR’s three Working Groups provide the forum 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 the consultations (see above). 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