Thank you for participating in the CCR's International Refugee Rights Conference


Thank you for participating in the Canadian Council for Refugees' International Refugee Rights Conference in Toronto, Canada, 7-9 June 2018. We hope that your experience was an inspiring one and we look forward to working with you on some of the next steps we identified together!

Conference Evaluations

Your feedback about the International Conference is very important to us!  If you already submitted the evaluation form from your participant kit – many thanks.

If not, please take a few moments to fill in the online form at:

Alternatively you can fill out the green-coloured Evaluation form in your conference pack and submit it by email (scanned) to, or by mail to the CCR office (6839A Drolet #301, Montréal QC, H2S 2T1).

Your input helps us with our reports to funders and to make improvements for future events.


We are posting PowerPoint presentations, speaking notes and handouts from many of the workshops in the ‘Members’ area of the CCR website at We are adding presentations as they come in, so you might want to check in again later. If you gave a presentation that is not yet posted, please send it to!

Presentations are in the member-only part of the website, so log in with your CCR user account. Are you with a CCR member organization and you don’t yet have an account?  Set one up following the instructions at:

Participants who are not CCR members can also access the presentations on a temporary basis (until the end of August) using the user name: participant, password: IRRC2018.

Follow-up on the Conference

We will be preparing a report of the conference and identifying other follow up. We will also be sharing photos. Stay tuned!


The CCR and Toronto Local Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledge financial support from: an anonymous donor; Government of Canada; City of Toronto; World Education Services; Taiwan Foundation for Democracy; Laidlaw Foundation, and many other individual donors.

We underline the significant contributions to this conference through in-kind donations and services of: Centre for Refugee Studies; York University; Foundation of Hope; City of Toronto; Afghan Women's Organization; COSTI Immigrant Services; Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and Alijandro's Kitchen.
We would also like to thank the following program and workshop sponsors: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM); Oxfam Canada; Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture; Amnesty International Canada; Conrad Grebel University College; COSTI Immigrant Services; MOSAIC; Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre; Jesuit Refugee Service; Citizens for Public Justice; Intersentia; Action réfugiés Montreal; Anglican Diocese of Niagara; Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization; MANSO Manitoba; Sojourn House; Kinbrace, and The United Church of Canada.
The conference could not have taken place without the tremendous efforts of the Toronto Local Organizing Committee: Loly Rico, Yasmine Dossal, Eusebio Garcia, John Carlaw, Mbalu Lumor, Carolina Teves, Humaima Ashfaque, Jennifer Stone, Jaitra Sathyandran, Adeena Niazi, Amy Casipullai, Michele Millard, Mustafa Alio, Sathya Thillainathan, Vera Dodic, Paulina Wyrzykowski, Tanaz Pardiwala, Yosief Araya, Ammar Youzbashi, Barbara Treviranus, Chelsea Kerremans, Shae MacPherson, Roshni Khemraj, and Cassandra De Freitas.

National Planning Committee:

Loly Rico (Chair), Mulugeta Abai, Jennifer Stone, Sherman Chan, Debbie Hill-Corrigan, Jennifer Hyndman, Michele Millard, Fikre Tsehai, Mary Purkey, Melissa Scott, Amy Casipullai, Rita Acosta, Jenny Jeanes, Florence Bourdeau, Aviva Basman, Maria Alejandra Ramirez, Gloria Nafziger, Andrew Brouwer, Louisa Taylor, Akram Bensalah, Sally Dimachki, Bintou Sacko, Leonardo Cardoso
We also thank the many resource persons and moderators without whom the conference would not have been a success!

Upcoming Canadian Council for Refugees events

We hope to see you and your colleagues at the CCR Fall Consultation in Montreal, 26 - 28 November 2018. Look for more information at:

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