Fall 2023 Consultation

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Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE
Calgary AB T2A 6B6
Canada

We will be holding our Fall 2023 Consultation in person in Calgary. 

Theme: "The Power of the Collective: Decolonizing and Advocating for Systemic Change"

This consultation will address key challenges in our refugee and immigration system. Participants will learn, brainstorm, hear from and give input to government officials and share resources and strategies to respond to these issues in a series of workshops, caucuses, and meetings.

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The 3-day event will take place at the Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. Here is what you can expect:

  • 16 workshops
  • 3 plenaries
  • 1 social event

 

 

 

 

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The program is updated regularly come back to it often for updates!

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You will also find information about accommodation

 

Registration fee scale
Online registration: now open (until Thursday, November 9)
Early bird rates - Until October 18

Please note that meals are not included in the Consultation registration fees.

  • CCR Member:
    • First two participants registered: $150 per participant
    • From the third participant registered: $130 per participant
    • One-day registration: $100 per participant
  • Non-member NGO:
    • First two participants registered: $200 per participant
    • From the third participant registered: $170 per participant
    • One-day registration: $130 per participant
  • Government or Intergovernmental organizations:
    • Full registration: $295 per participant
    • One-day registration: $190 per participant
  • Other organizations, individuals and general public:
    • Full registration: $220 per participant
    • One-day registration: $190 per participant
  • Low-income* registration:
    • Full registration: $80 per participant
    • One-day registration: $50 per participant
  • Indigenous Representatives and Refugees**:
    • FREE
  • Students (younger than 25 years old):
    • Full registration: $40

*To confirm if you fall under this category, follow the LICO (Low-Income Cut-Off) table 2023

**Refugees (including Newcomer Youth younger than 25 years old) who have arrived in Canada within the last five years and who are without an organization that could pay their registration fee can register free of charge.

No individual or organization should be prevented from participating due to fees. To discuss a reduction, group rates, or any other question about the fees, please email us at consultation@ccrweb.ca, or if you are in individual, please fill out this form.

Regular rates - After October 18

Please note that meals are not included in the Consultation registration fees.

  • CCR Member:
    • First two participants registered: $220 per participant
    • From the third participant registered: $180 per participant
    • One-day registration: $140 per participant
  • Non-member NGO:
    • First two participants registered: $280 per participant
    • From the third participant registered: $230 per participant
    • One-day registration: $180 per participant
  • Government or Intergovernmental organizations:
    • Full registration: $375 per participant
    • One-day registration: $240 per participant
  • Other organizations, individuals and general public:
    • Full registration: $315 per participant
    • One-day registration: $240 per participant
  • Low-income* registration:
    • Full registration: $110 per participant
    • One-day registration: $70 per participant
  • Indigenous Representatives and Refugees**:
    • FREE
  • Students (younger than 25 years old):
    • Full registration: $50

*To confirm if you fall under this category, follow the LICO (Low-Income Cut-Off) table 2023

**Refugees (including Newcomer Youth younger than 25 years old) who have arrived in Canada within the last five years and who are without an organization that could pay their registration fee can register free of charge.

No individual or organization should be prevented from participating due to fees. To discuss a reduction, group rates, or any other question about the fees, please email us at consultation@ccrweb.ca, or if you are in individual, please fill out this form.

Additional information
  • Amina Malko Fund for Refugee Participation: CCR member organizations who know refugees (either working for or associated with your organization) can encourage them to apply for the Fund. Look for the email sent to members (on Friday, August 25) or email us at refpart@ccrweb.ca. Applications are now closed!
  • Simultaneous translation: This option will be available between English and French in all sessions. Please remember to bring your earphones/headsets to be able to listen to the service available via an app. 

 

This event is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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Workshops and plenaries at the Fall 2023 Consultation

  • Orientation Session
  • Working Group meetings Part I
  • Opening plenary
  • Decade of People of African Descent: Colonialism and Forced Displacement 
  • Migrant workers in rural and remote communities
  • Youth as Catalysts of Change: Tackling Underrepresentation and Government Engagement
  • More than a Roof over Their head: Effective supports for newly arrived refugee claimants
  • Unsettling our borders: the expansion of the STCA and Canada’s colonial project  
  • Broadening the definition of family
  • Unpacking the world of Registered Immigration Consultants and its regulatory body
  • The refugee claimant process in 2023 (Public education workshop) 
  • Caucus: Immigration Levels
  • Caucus: Youth Network
  • Caucus: International Students
  • Caucus: Detention
  • Mid plenary
  • How the drive to digitize the refugee claimant process affects access to protection
  • Solidarity Across Communities: Coming Together to Build Advocacy
  • Addressing Gender-based violence - approaches and learnings for refugee and migrant rights (Government representative workshop)
  • Equity Amid Crisis: Balancing Support for Urgent and Protracted Situations of Forced Displacement
  • Working Group meetings, Part II
  • Resettlement in Canada: an introduction and hot topics
  • Advocacy demystified : tools for building successful campaigns for migrant and refugee rights
  • Perspectives on trauma-informed approaches to our work
  • Closing plenary