The Canadian Council for Refugees is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. The membership is made up of organizations involved in the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants. The Council serves the networking, information-exchange and advocacy needs of its membership.
About Canadian Council for Refugees
For over 40 years, the CCR has been the national voice on refugee protection and newcomer settlement in Canada, educating the public and promoting policies and programs that respect the rights of refugees and immigrants. With a membership of over 180 organizations serving refugees and immigrants, the CCR provides a place where individuals concerned about protecting refugees and supporting newcomers can respond to challenges in solidarity.
Through policy-analysis, research, public education, networking opportunities, and advocacy through media and government relations, we are active on a range of important issues.
What People Are Saying
"The CCR gave me the confidence, the tools, and the knowledge that I needed to do a better job assisting refugees in my community. As a refugee myself, the CCR was the one place where I felt welcome and understood; it is the place where I feel my concerns are heard."
— Eva Osorio Nieto, former CCR Executive Committee member, Read More
"The CCR is strengthened and inspired by its leaders and members who came as refugees and are now Canadians. Our voice is genuine, credible and committed to upholding the rights of refugees as human rights."
— Elizabeth McWeeny, Past President, Member of the Order of Canada, Read More