Winter Working Group meetings, 1-2 March 2019

Working Group meeting participants

Do you want to be part of efforts to promote rights for refugees? Want to participate in in-depth discussions on pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Canada? Looking for an opportunity to share information and strategies with others from across Canada?

Anyone interested is welcome to participate, especially CCR members; however meetings are closed to media and government employees. There is no cost to participate and there is no need to register in advance.

FRIDAY 1 March 2019: Salvation Army, 160 Jarvis St., Toronto

9:30am - 5pm: Inland Protection Working Group meeting

SATURDAY 2 March 2019: Salvation Army, 160 Jarvis St., Toronto

9:30am – 4:30pm: Overseas Protection & Resettlement Working Group meeting

9:30am – 4:30pm: Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting

Not able to come to Toronto for the Working Group meetings? Here’s how to connect:

The CCR will be holding a virtual meeting for CCR members in English on Tuesday 26 February at 1:30 pm Eastern, for those unable to participate in the CCR Working Group meetings in person. The virtual meeting will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear recent updates on priority issues
  • Give input on matters on the agenda of the working group meetings 
  • Suggest workshop themes at the upcoming Spring Consultation in Victoria
  • Raise current issues of concern (for possible follow up by the Working Groups)

CCR members can click here to register for the English-language virtual meeting. You must be logged in to your account on the CCR website to access this page.

Il y aura une rencontre virtuelle similaire en français le mardi 26 février à 15h (Heure de l'Est).

How to get there:

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries in Toronto is located at 160 Jarvis Street, between Queen and Shuter.

By public transport - Queen subway station. Walk or take the streetcar – no.s 501 or 502 - east from the station.

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

Parking - There is no parking available at the Salvation Army. Street parking is possible, but you need to pay every two hours.

On the agenda:

Proposed agendas for the meetings will be available on the Working Group webpages for logged-in CCR members and will also be sent by email to the CCRLIST. Handouts will also be available with background information on the Working Group webpages shortly before the meetings.

And there’s more if you are concerned about human trafficking issues:

Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons: Legal Case Study Hack, 28 February, Toronto 

This in-person networking and training meeting will be an opportunity for immigration and refugee lawyers to collaborate with front-line service providers. Using a participatory and case study approach, the group will learn and share knowledge of recourses, challenges and best practices in addressing the legal needs of exploited and trafficked persons. 

More information about location and time coming soon.