Summer Working Group meetings, 6 - 7 September 2013


Downtown YMCA Residence
4039 Tupper Street
Montreal QC

CCR Summer Working Group meetings

Issues up for discussion:

  • Resetting speedy family reunification as a priority
  • Valuing Canadian citizenship: Who gets in? How long is the wait?
  • Changes to refugee sponsorship: What it means for our communities
  • How to best support refugee claimants in the new environment
  • Next steps in the Proud to Protect Refugees Campaign
  • Redefining the right to protection


9:30am - 5pm: Overseas Protection & Sponsorship Working Group meeting


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.

Download this pamphlet for more information


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:

By car: Click here for a map of the area.

About the Working Group meetings

Toronto Working Group meetingsThe 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.
Host (organizer of event)
Canadian Council for Refugees