Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre, soon to be Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
105 King Street East
Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation
28 – 30 November 2013, Kitchener-Waterloo
Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre, 105 King Street East
Everyone has a part to play: what’s your part?
Join us to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement.
The theme Everyone has a part to play: what’s your part? recognizes that we must all work together towards a stronger and healthier future.
Conference discussions will address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers.
About our keynote speaker:
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will open the conference. What does the legacy of residential schools for aboriginal people mean for refugees and immigrants?
With generous support from:
In the program:
Workshop topics include:
- Connecting aboriginal people and newcomers
- Refugees fleeing Syria
- Challenges for Somalis
- Keeping families together
- Newcomer youth issues
- Barriers to citizenship
- What is happening in the new refugee system?
- Private sponsorship of refugees: change, challenges and choices
- Refugees with disabilities
… and many more
Save the date!
Join discussions on trafficking issues (National Forum on Trafficking Issues) and migrant workers rights (National Strategy Meeting on Migrant Worker Issues) on Wednesday 27 November.
Registration for the CCR Fall Consultation is now open. Register online here.
Learning from aboriginal peoples
Love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth are the seven sacred teachings guiding truth-telling and reconciliation efforts with aboriginal peoples in Canada.
These teachings resonate and can influence work to welcome and integrate newcomers. How can we share and respect the knowledge and experiences of aboriginal peoples? What can we learn as we face recent, transformational changes to immigration and refugee laws in Canada?
Why should you, members of staff and fellow refugee advocates participate in the CCR Fall Consultation?
Want to learn more about recent, transformational changes to immigration and refugee laws in Canada?
Interested in policies, programs and other activities across Canada aiming to welcome refugees and other newcomers to our communities?
Want to explore ways to welcome and integrate newcomers that share and respect the knowledge and experiences of aboriginal peoples?
Looking for professional training opportunities to strengthen staff knowledge and skills in all of these areas?
Then participate in the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation to explore what we can do together to foster discussions and relationships that benefit everyone in our communities, including aboriginal peoples. The sessions are sure to give you ideas and inspiration to address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers.