Media advisory: CCR national consultation, 26-28 November 2015, Hamilton

Canadian Council for Refugees

Media Advisory

For immediate release

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) national consultation, 26-28 November 2015

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton


23 November 2015 - Members of the media are invited to the CCR’s national consultation taking place in Hamilton from 26-28 November 2015.

The CCR Consultation will bring together leaders from refugee- and immigrant-serving organizations across Canada, especially those working on preparations to welcome Syrian refugees. Participants also include representatives of faith-based organizations, government representatives, academics, lawyers, youth activists, refugees and other newcomers to Canada. Opportunities will be available to interview participants.

Participants at the Consultation sessions will discuss issues such as: coordinating responses to Syrian refugees; access to mental health care; access permanent residence and citizenship issues; and building public support for refugee resettlement.

Most of the conference sessions are open to the media, with the exception of the Working Group meetings and special sessions indicated in the program at:

Key national and local spokespeople will be available on Thursday 26 November 12 noon - 12:30 pm on-site following the opening plenary to speak with media representatives.

Please contact us beforehand if you plan to attend and check in at the conference registration desk to receive a media badge and any updates regarding the program.

When: Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 November 2015

Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton

Consultation program, workshop descriptions and other details: available at


Colleen French, Communication and Networking Coordinator, Canadian Council for Refugees, tel. (514) 277-7223 ext. 1 (on or before 25 November), email:

Janet Dench, (514) 602-2098 (cell phone, from 26-28 November), email: