Spring 2015 Consultation


Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3C 0B8

Home, dignity: Human rights

21-23 May 2015, Winnipeg

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Avenue

Home, dignity: Human rightsJoin 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, housing and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.

The consultation will take place on Treaty One territory and the homeland of the Metis Nation.

Register before Friday 1 May to take advantage of reduced fees!

About the Consultation program:

Click here for the provisional Consultation program and for workshop descriptions.

Register for the Consultation:

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

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

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

Questions 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.

The Winnpeg Foundation
The Canadian Council for Refugees gratefully acknowledges the support of The Winnipeg Foundation for this Spring Consultation.