The government has committed to reducing to a minimum the detention of children, to developing alternatives to detention and to an accountability mechanism for the Canada Border Services Agency. CCR has made detailed recommendations, including a call for legislative amendment to end the detention of children.
National forum on human trafficking, November 23, 2016
Held in conjunction with the CCR Fall Consultation, the Trafficking Forum provides a space for networking, sharing information, best practices and strategy development to better meet the needs of trafficked persons in Canada. The Forum also works towards identifying and analyzing policy concerns in order to establish priorities and specific actions to better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Canada.
The Forum discussion will address issues that affect trafficked persons and those working to protect trafficked persons and to increase public awareness of trafficking.
The CCR's newcomer youth civic engagement project aims to help newcomer youth connect and engage within their communities.
The initiative will identify and focus on key issues for newcomer youth and support youth in exploring ways to address these issues within their communities. As a youth led project, The project is embedded in the CCR Youth Network's principles and focuses on offering newcomer youth an opportunity to be leaders in their communities across Canada and tackle issues that affect them.