Data collection and sharing

Resolution number
  1. CIC officials frequently acknowledge that the Department does not adequately collect and report statistical data on its programs;
  2. There has been an increase in detentions since September 11, 2001, and accurate data has been impossible to obtain to date;
  3. The CCR, the Centre for Refugee Studies, the Maytree Foundation and independent consultants hired by the Immigration Department have attempted repeatedly to obtain data from CIC on the population of refugees in limbo and have been unsuccessful;
  4. Bill C-11 will shortly come into effect and will have a significant impact on detention, refugee determination and the landing process;
  5. Collection and analysis of data are key components of good public policy and democratic accountability;
Therefore be it resolved

That the CCR call on the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to:

  1. Develop, in consultation with the CCR, a process for the regular and timely collection and reporting on issues including:
    a) Detention of refugee claimants;
    b) Eligibility determinations and suspensions for eligibility;
    c) Refugees in limbo due to security and identity issues;
  2. Report these statistics to the CCR and the UNHCR by number, length of time, country of origin, gender, age and region in Canada.
  3. Ensure that high standards of confidentiality are respected.
Working Group
Inland Protection