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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable JIM MUNSON

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (in camera)

Issue No. 10

Sixth meeting:

Study on steps being taken to facilitate the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and to address the challenges they are facing, including by the various levels of government, private sponsors and non- governmental organizations


Tenth meeting:

Issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ottawa Centre Refugee Action:

Angela Keller-Herzog, Core Organizer;

Catherine Fleming, Outreach.


Saleem Spindari, Manager, Refugee Settlement Support Projects, Family and Settlement Services.

Ottawa Centre Refugee Settlement Group:

Andrew Harvey.

United Church of Canada:

Reverend Brian Cornelius, Chair of the Finance Committee, First United Church.

As an individual:

Dr. Asmat Khan.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada:

Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations;

Ümit Kiziltan, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy;

Corinne Prince St-Amand, Director General, Integration-Foreign Credentials Referral Office;

Bruce Grundison, Senior Director.


The Honourable Jim Munson, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Gagné, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Hubley, Martin, Nancy Ruth, Ngo, Omidvar

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (October 19, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (October 18, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (October 5, 2016).