The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) winter working group meetings will be held February 22-23, 2008 in Toronto.
The working groups provide a forum for CCR members and other refugee and immigrant rights advocates to come together to share information and to work together in areas of common concern.
The CCR working groups meet four times a year. Two of these meetings take place during the semi-annual CCR consultations. The other working group meetings take place in February (in Toronto) and in September (in Montreal).
From the CCR website: “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”.
Fri. Feb 22nd meeting: Inland protection working group & Immigration and settlement working group.
Sat. Feb 23rd meeting: Overseas protection and sponsorship working group.