Spring Consultation 2016


Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown 90 - 22nd Street East
90 - 22nd Street East
Saskatoon SK S7K 3X6

Refugees Welcome Here: Awareness, Advocacy and Action

2-4 June 2016, Saskatoon

Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown
90 - 22nd Street East

Join us to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at the Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation.
All are welcome to participate!

With views from all Canadian provinces and with participants in fields as diverse as healthcare and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.


Consultation program

On the CCR Spring Consultation program:

This year, we are pleased to announce that the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, will be participating to the CCR's Spring Consultation in Saskatoon.

Click here for the provisional Consultation program (PDF)

Click here for descriptions of Consultation workshops

Meeting on Migrant Worker Issues - Sunday June 5


Register before May 13, 2016 to take advantage of reduced fees!

If you are with a CCR member organization, register here.

If you are not with a CCR member organization, register here.

Not yet a CCR member? There’s no better time to become one...

Coming to the CCR Consultation in Saskatoon? There is no better time to apply for membership as a Member (for groups and organizations) or as an Associate Member (for unaffiliated individuals).

If your group or organization is not yet a member of the CCR, you may be missing out on perks like Consultation registration discounts, free webinars and online resources for CCR members only.

Already an Associate Member or with a CCR member organization? Please share this opportunity with ‘future Members’ attending the Consultation!

Submit a complete membership application and your Consultation registration by 13 May, 2016 to receive member registration rates and membership for 2016. Click here for more details.

Here's what some past participants have liked about CCR Consultations:

Workshop discussion at CCR ConsultationSmall group discussions at CCR Consultation

"My clients face these issues and it’s important for me to hear from other workers about possible solutions."
"It takes extra effort to keep updated when you do it on your own so being a part of the CCR and the energy of people who care was absolutely wonderful, refreshing, and a good reminder of what matters."


Workshop presentations at CCR Consultation


"A lot of the consultation was useful to me and my work. I feel that I will be able to bring a lot of what I learned back to my team."
"It was nice hearing questions, comments and concerns addressed by both people who work in the refugee sector and from refugees themselves."

"I appreciated the open environment and the speakers' abilities to navigate a conversation so that everyone felt heard."

About the CCR Consultation

The Consultation will bring together over 300 people from across Canada and beyond and offer key opportunities for information exchange, networking, and strategy development. Participants include refugees, immigrants, representatives of NGOs, government, UNHCR, academics, community workers, youth advocates and international guests.

CCR consultations are designed to move from issues to action. Discussions will address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers.  In addition to larger plenary sessions, workshops and working sessions will produce strategies for further collaboration, specific actions and policy recommendations.