CRCP 2024 participation

Apply to be part of the Canadian delegation!

The 2024 Consultations on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways (CRCP, previously Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement) will take place June 4-7, 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

About the Consultations on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways

The CRCP process brings together the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the governments and NGOs of resettlement countries, as well as people with lived experience, the private sector and  academics, to discuss and advance resettlement issues of common interest.

This year, the Government of Australia and the Refugee Council of Australia are the co-chairs.

The theme of this year’s CRCP is Solutions in Action: Advancing the 2030 Roadmap.

The agenda will focus to a greater extent on resettlement and complementary pathways policy and program planning, pre-departure and selection processes, and the development of resettlement and complementary pathways. For more information, consult the Concept Note prepared by the co-chairs.

The CCR is also in the process of identifying its own priorities (see preliminary version).

Participation in 2024 CRCP

We expect that Canada will be able to send 5 government and 5 NGO reps, as well as up to 4 individuals with experience of being a refugee and 3 representatives of government or NGOs working on complementary pathways and family reunification.

We hope to have funding from the Canadian government for travel expenses for some of the NGO delegates. We have also requested funding for some participants with lived experience.

The NGO and refugee delegations will be chosen through a process overseen by the CCR.

The NGO delegation will include:

  • a CCR rep to lead the delegation (in 2024 this will be Gauri Sreenivasan, Co-Executive Director (Policy and Advocacy))
  • a representative of an NGO involved in private sponsorship (member of SAH Association)
  • a representative of an NGO involved in the resettlement of Government Assisted Refugees (GARs)
  • at least two other NGO representatives with experience in resettlement or complementary pathways.

We are inviting applications from individuals who are interested in being an NGO representative or a participant with lived experience. (We hope that some of the NGO representatives will themselves have refugee experience).

To apply, submit the form below by Tuesday, April 16, 8 PM EDT.

If relevant to your situation, you may apply both as an NGO representative and as a person with refugee experience.

Note: Applicants must have valid documentation for travel to Switzerland and return to Canada.

Criteria for NGO representatives

The following criteria will be considered in selecting the NGO delegation:

  • The delegation will include a representative of an NGO involved in private sponsorship (member of SAH Association) and a representative of an NGO involved in the resettlement of GARs.
  • Members will be able to contribute to the overall Canadian NGO delegation (including ability to represent Canadian NGOs broadly and to be an effective representative in discussions with IRCC and UNHCR).
  • Members will be able to contribute to CRCP deliberations (relevant knowledge and experience, particularly related to topics on the agenda).
  • Members will commit to work as part of a team of Canadian NGOs, before the CRCP (preparatory meetings), during the CRCP, and after the CRCP (undertaking to report back to Canadian NGOs).
  • The delegation collectively will reflect a balance and diversity, including gender balance, age, regions of Canada, people with refugee experience, people from LGBTQ+ communities, people with CRCP experience and those with less experience.
Criteria for persons with lived refugee experience
  • Ability to contribute to CRCP deliberations (knowledge and experience related to the issues under discussion and ability to effectively advance issues of concern to refugees).
  • Overall balance and diversity, including a balance of gender, age, region in Canada, people experienced at CRCP and those with less CRCP experience.
  • Commitment to inclusion of a youth* with lived refugee experience as part of the delegation.

*As a reminder, youth applying to be part of the delegation must be between 18 and 25 years old (at the time of the event). 

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