Friday 10:30am - 12 noon

Youth Engagement

French title: 
L'engagement des jeunes
Description (English): 

This workshop will explore the concept of youth engagement from the perspective of newcomer youth and youth groups involved in organizing in different communities. 

Description (French): 

Cet atelier se penchera sur le concept de l'engagement des jeunes du point de vue des jeunes nouveaux arrivants et des groupes de jeunes qui se mobilisent dans de diverses communautés. 

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Organized by the Youth Network
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The Syrian-Iraqi refugee crisis: the realities and Canada’s response

French title: 
La crise des réfugiés syro-irakienne : les réalités et la réponse canadienne
Description (English): 

The Iraq-Syria crisis: a discussion of how Canada has responded. Hear about the challenges and successes in the Middle East. We will discuss the handling of sponsorship cases here in Canada as well as hear of the Syrian community's work.

Description (French): 

La crise irako-syrienne : une discussion sur la réponse canadienne. Vous aurez l'occasion de vous informer sur les défis et les réussites au Moyen-Orient ainsi que dans le traitement des demandes de parrainage privés au Canada et le travail fait par la communauté syrienne. 

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Organized by the Working Group on Overseas Protection and Sponsorship
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Violence against women and immigration policies

French title: 
La violence faite aux femmes et les politiques d'immigration
Description (English): 

This workshop will contextualize violence against women experienced by immigrant, refugee and non-status women, looking at how particular Canadian immigration policies put women at increased risk of violence.

Panellists will provide a better understanding of the ways different immigration processes and legislation can offer opportunities or limitations for women who have experienced/are experiencing gender-based violence. This workshop is for service providers including lawyers who support refugee, immigrant and non-status women who have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other forms of gender persecution.

Description (French): 

Cet atelier examinera l'impact de certaines politiques d'immigration sur les risques de violence faite aux femmes. Les personnes ressource se pencheront sur la nouvelle Résidence permanente conditionnelle, et un nouvel outil pour les femmes victimes de violence conjugale qui demandent la résidence permanente pour motif humanitaires.

Sponsored by: 
Dalhousie School of Social Work
Group responsible: 
Anti-oppression (IP and I&S)
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Cessation

French title: 
La cessation (la perte de l'asile)
Description (English): 

This workshop will address the increased number of cessation applications and the higher stakes involved in such applications the new refugee claim system. Legal issues and NGO strategies will be presented with a time set aside for questions and discussion.

Description (French): 

Des modifications récentes législatives font en sorte que les réfugiés peuvent plus facilement perdre leur droit de demeurer au Canada, même s'ils sont résidents permanents. Cela touche tant les réfugiés ayant fait une demande d'asile ici que ceux qui sont arrivés comme réfugiés réinstallés. Cet atelier étudiera l'impact des demandes de cessation sur les réfugiés et ce qu'on pourrait faire pour répondre à cette situation.

Group responsible: 
Inland Protection Working Group
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Urgent Protection and Refugee Resettlement

French title: 
La protection urgente et la réinstallation des réfugiés
Description (English): 

The workshop will examine the main elements of Canada's Urgent Protection Program and analyze its effectiveness for responding to the immediate protection needs of refugees.

Description (French): 

Cet atelier examinera les éléments essentiels du Programme canadien de protection d'urgence et analysera sa capacité de répondre de façon adéquate aux besoins de protection immédiate de la part des réfugiés.

Sponsored by: 
Maritime Conference United Church of Canada
Group responsible: 
OPS
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Global migrant justice organizing

French title: 
La justice pour les migrants à l'échelle mondiale
Description (English): 

Organizations like the CCR and others have campaigns for migrant worker rights in Canada. But international temporary labour migration is a transnational issue, and there are organizations working internationally to promote justice for migrant workers in countries across the globe. Panellists will address the situation of migrant workers in different countries, the global socio-political context that makes people engage in temporary labour migration, the role of governments and international institutions in "managing" migration, and the resistance of migrant justice struggles at the global level.

Group responsible: 
Immigration and Settlement Working Group
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Friday plenary: Planning a strong future for the CCR

French title: 
Plénière : préparer un avenir fort pour le CCR
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Exec
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