Access to services for all

Resolution number: 
4
November 1993
Whereas: 
  1. 1.Refugee claimants come to Canada seeking refuge from persecution;
  2. Refugee claimants have the same needs of shelter, income and employment, education, health and entertainment as all other people;
  3. The World Health Organization and Health and Welfare Canada agree that the fundamental condition for good health are peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable eco-system, sustainable resources, social justice and equity;
  4. Canada has signed the United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR advocate to the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship and the Provincial Premiers for:

  1. The equality with Canadian citizens of access to health, education, shelter and social services for refugee claimants;
  2. The guarantee of the provisions and access to rights and freedoms as outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to all persons in Canada regardless of their citizenship or status.
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement