Media Advisory: Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation, 3-5 June 2010, Ottawa

Canadian Council for Refugees

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation

‘Solidarity and Protection: Our obligations at home and abroad’


31 May 2010 - Members of the media are invited to a national consultation on refugee and immigration issues taking place in Ottawa from 3-5 June 2010. The theme of the Consultation is ‘Solidarity and Protection: Our obligations at home and abroad’.

Workshops will include:

  • Domestic violence against refugees and immigrants
  • Issues of criminality in the immigration process
  • Issues affecting Somali newcomers
  • Access to services
  • Forced displacement from Sri Lanka and Eritrea

...and many more

The CCR Consultation will bring together leaders in the promotion of refugee and immigrant rights from across Canada and this is an opportunity to meet them. Participants will include senior representatives of local and national refugee and immigrant-serving organizations, representatives of faith-based organizations, policy-makers, academics, lawyers, youth activists and refugees.

Most of the Consultation sessions are open to the media and we encourage media representatives to contact us beforehand to discuss what you would like to cover. Please check in at the CCR registration desk on site. Opportunities will be available to interview participants.

When: 3-5 June 2010

Location: Hotel Ottawa Marriott, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa

Consultation program and other details available at:

Contact: Colleen French, Communication and Networking Co-ordinator, tel. (514) 277-7223, ext. 1 (before 2 June 2010), (514) 476-3971 (cell phone from 2-5 June 2010)

The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. The membership is made up of over 170 organizations involved in refugee sponsorship and protection and in newcomer settlement. The CCR serves the networking, information-exchange and advocacy needs of its membership.