Downtown YMCA Residence
4039 Tupper Street
Issues up for discussion:
FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER:
9:30am - 5pm: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting
SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER:
9:30am - 5pm: Inland Protection Working Group meeting
9:30am - 5pm: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting
Proposed agendas for the meeting will be sent to the CCR listserve and posted on the webpages of each Working Group (see menu on left side of this page).
All CCR members are encouraged to attend the Working Group meetings. Anyone who is interested is welcome to participate, however meetings are closed to media and government employees.
Downtown YMCA Residence, 4039 Tupper Street, Montreal
How to get there
By public transport: Atwater metro station (green line). Follow the signs for the exit on Sainte-Catherine. Once on Sainte-Catherine, walk south one block on Atwater to Tupper. Cross the street and walk half a block west to the Downtown Y Residence. For transit schedules and other information: stm.info
About the Working Group meetings
The CCR’s three Working Groups provide the forum for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to exchange information, network and develop policy positions in particular areas of concern. Each Working Group is responsible for preparing resolutions, following up on action items, and planning workshops for the consultations, as well as for advising the CCR Executive on policy. The Working Group meetings are closed to representatives of government and the media.
The CCR Working Groups meet four times a year. Two of these meetings take place during the consultations (see above). The other two series of working group meetings take place in February (in Toronto) and in September (in Montreal).
The working group meetings offer an excellent opportunity to:
- Participate in efforts to promote refugee protection and resettlement, and the settlement of refugees and immigrants
- Discuss in depth pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada
- Share information and strategies with others from across Canada.