Canadian Council for Refugees Conference - Begins Wednesday, Nov. 25th!

Canadian Council for Refugees Conference - Begins Wednesday, Nov. 25th!

The 2020 CCR Fall Conference will run from Nov. 26 - Dec. 11, 2020

The theme of this year's conference is
Challenges and beyond: thriving in the era of a pandemic

The Virtual Consultation will feature a two non-competing 90 minute sessions per day and will be geared toward Refugees, immigrants, representatives of refugee and immigrant-serving organizations, government, UNHCR, academics, community workers, lawyers, youth advocates and more! Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!  

Each of these webinars and on-line meetings will explore key issues affecting vulnerable communities as well new opportunities emerging in the midst of a health crisis.

Participants will share strategies, tools and resources to move beyond the challenges.  

Webinars will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Indigenous perspectives on welcoming newcomers

  • Anti-Black racism inequities in systems

  • Addressing refugee determination issues during COVID

  • Family or stranger? Who Canada welcomes

  • Innovative approaches to housing

  • Dealing with the pandemic: quarantining and beyond

  • Family reunification challenges

  • Anti-trafficking: seeking remedies and protection

  • Root causes of displacement

  • Rethinking boundaries: a fireside chat with IRCC

  • The US-Canada border in the age of COVID

  • The global refugee regime: options for the never-to-be-resettled

To view the entire schedule of sessions, visit 

To register for this event, click here