Frequent Questions about CCR Consultations

Frequent Questions (FAQs) about CCR Consultations:

Participants at a Consultation workshop


Why is it called a 'Consultation' and not a conference?

CCR consultations are designed to move from issues to action. The Working Group meetings frame the discussions, introducing the issues at the beginning, and then, after the workshops, strategizing on next steps. At the Concluding Plenary, we adopt any new policy positions through resolutions and review key action items.

Why should I attend a CCR Consultation?

Here's what some participants liked best about past Consultations:

"My clients face these issues and it's important for me to hear from other workers about possible solutions."

"Excellent insight into current and past issues, as well as opportunities to connect with people from organizations and groups across the country."

"I am new to the sector: This was a good place to orient myself to urgent issues. This is an opportunity to consult, offer feedback, identify barriers, make recommendations."

"CCR continues to impress with its diversity of representation and increasingly the involvement of a younger group of advocates and refugees."

"The conference truly broadened my knowledge base and allowed me to enhance my contacts within this realm of work."

This is my first time attending a CCR Consultation.  What do I need know?

Orientation sessions for new participants will be held at the Consultation.

An orientation session for all Consultation participants will take place on Tuesday June 2 2020 at 8:15 am.

You can also read the Brief Guide to the CCR Consultation. Alternatively, consult the Youth Network Orientation Guide.

Where do you recommend I stay for the Consultation?

Click here for more information and to make your reservation at a reduced rate for Consultation participants.

Can I record or take photos during Consultation sessions? (Policy on photography, filming and audio recording)

To protect the privacy of participants, we ask you to respect our policy restricting any forms of recording during CCR sessions. You may however take photos (or film or audio record) outside the CCR sessions (for example in the coffee area or lobbies, or before or after a workshop session), but ONLY after explaining the purpose and obtaining permission of each person photographed, filmed or recorded. The policy is available at

There will be CCR photographers taking pictures during some of the sessions, so that we can document the consultation. If you do not wish to be included in any of the photos, sit in the part of the room that is marked as photo-free. In certain circumstances, the CCR may grant exceptions to specific projects involving recording during a session. Applicants would need to make a request by Friday 1 November 2019. For more information, see

I'd like to reserve a display table for my organization. How do I do this?

Tables are available for groups to display pamphlets, booklets and other materials. Reserve a table for your group on your Consultation registration form and submit it by Friday 1 May 2020. Include the reservation fee with your registration.

Who do I contact if I can't find the answer to my question?

If you can't find the answer to your question after browsing the Consultation webpages available via CCR meetings, send an email to and we will pass on your question to the appropriate person.