Training and terms of reference for CIC officers

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Resolution number: 
29
December 2001
Whereas: 
  1. There are expanded grounds for inadmissibility that will impact on eligibility to make a refugee claim in Bill C-11;
  2. Eligibility decisions will be made during front-end processing by CIC officers many of whom will be newly recruited employees to meet the enhanced resource needs under the new bill;
  3. There have been previous resolutions calling on CIC to provide training and to invite NGO participation in the training of their staff;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Call on CIC to ensure that appropriate and regular training and orientation are provided to officers including clearly defined guidelines and terms of reference for decision making, sensitivity training specific to gender, race, LGBT, children and victims of torture;
  2. Request CIC to access community and NGO expertise in the provision of the training;
  3. Request CIC for an accountability framework for eligibility decisions.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection