November 30, 2017 – December 2, 2017 all-day
Crowne Plaza Hotel
5685 Falls Ave
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
Canadian Council for Refugees

Join the Canadian Council for Refugees to explore issues affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at the Fall Consultation. All are welcome to participate!

With views from all Canadian provinces and with participants in fields as diverse as access to education and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.

Keynote speaker theme: ‘Human rights have no borders’

Workshop topics include:

  • Literacy and language learning
  • A Journey into Exile: the refugee experience
  • Irregular crossings from the USA
  • Criminality and immigration status
  • Combatting racism and Islamophobia
  • Towards the Global Compact(s)
  • Refugee hearing changes
  • Youth migrant crossing and detention
  • Access to post-secondary education
  • Going beyond the trafficking divides
  • Alternatives to detention
  • Public Education: Refugee campaign
  • Barriers to citizenship
  • Forgotten refugee crises: South Sudan, Burundi
  • Working with people with precarious status
  • Strategy Session: Advocacy how-tos
  • Complementary Pathways: Focus on education
  • Violence against women (training)

Two full-day forums will be hosted on December 3rd, after the consultation:

This consultation is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.