Canadian Council for Refugees fall consultation & 30th anniversary gala

Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation and 30th Anniversary Gala

30 Years of Building a Home of Justice for Refugees and Immigrants

27-29 November 2008

Why attend? Here’s what some people liked best about past Consultations:

“For refugee participants, I got a sense of a positive empowerment. It feels good to know that our concerns are heard and that our daily challenges are considered in national forums and at political levels”.

“Listening to various views and people’s positions on issues that pertain to refugees and immigrants. It is great to hear voices in Canadian civil society shaping policy”.

“As a relative newcomer to CCR,  I found this to be a friendly environment where I felt encouraged to participate”.

The Consultation is an excellent opportunity for all interested to exchange ideas on barriers refugees and newcomers to Canada face before, and after their arrival in Canada. Consultation participants include refugees, immigrants, representatives of NGOs, youth advocates, government, UNHCR, academics and international guests.

Consultation discussions will address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers. In addition to larger plenary sessions, workshops and working sessions will produce strategies for further collaboration and specific actions.

Information about the Consultation, including online registration are now available on the CCR website. Register before 7 November for reduced fees.

Coinciding with the Consultation, we will be hosting an evening gala on 27 November to celebrate the achievements of the CCR and strengthen the organization for the future, by increasing our profile and recruiting new donors.  Join the celebration! Buy a ticket, table, sell tickets to people who should be introduced to the CCR, or put us in touch with potential sponsors.

For more information, please contact Jehad Aliweiwi  416.275.9363 / jaliweiwi@thorncliffe.org or Loly Rico 416.469.9754 / lolyrico@aibn.com.