Agenda 20162019-12-04T14:18:37-05:00

March 29, 2019

BC: 5 hours

Quebec: 6 hours

Ontario: 1 hour, 15 minutes of Professionalism content &
4 hours, 45 minutes of Substantive content


  Montreal, Ottawa & Toronto: The conference will start with a 9:45 AM EDT local workshop (topics below). Vancouver and Webcast: The conference will start at 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT.



Time Morning Workshop Description Speaker
9:30 EDT Conference check-in begins in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto
Coffee, refreshments & snacks provided
9:45-10:45 EDT MONTREAL
Federal Court Redaction· Presented in French
Sarah Dennene
9:45-10:45 EDT OTTAWA The Northern Triangle: In country drivers of the crisis and regional access to justice for the migrants and refugees. An overview of the situation in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua with an examination of the realistic prospects for protection in the region. Chantal Tie and uOttawa law students
9:45-10:45 EDT TORONTO
Factum Writing Workshop
Maureen Silcoff


Time Event Description Speakers

10:45-11:00 EDT

7:45-8:00 PDT

Conference Check-in begins in Vancouver

Coffee, refreshments & snacks provided

11-11:15 EDT

8:00-8:15 PDT

Welcome and Introduction, and an update on CARL’s work Lobat Sadrehashemi, CARL President (Vancouver)

11:15-12:15 EDT

8:15-9:15 PDT

25 Need to Know Legal and Policy Developments in 2018-2019

· Not to be missed: a rapid-fire session highlighting the most important developments over the past year

Catherine Bruce (Toronto)

Erin Simpson (Toronto)

12:15-13:15 EDT

9:15-10:15 PDT

The Latest on Deferral Requests & Stay Motions

· In our current enforcement-minded climate where CBSA has set a goal of 10,000 removals per year, it is important to keep current on the ever developing jurisprudence on deferral requests and stay motions. Topics include administrative deferrals, emergency stays and proving irreparable harm

Coline Bellefleur (Montreal)

Rafeena Rashid (Toronto)

Samuel Loeb (Toronto)

Moderated by:

Andrew Brouwer (Toronto)

13:15-14:15 EDT

10:15-11:15 PDT

Lunch Break

Lunch, coffee & refreshments provided

14:15-15:30 EDT

11:15-12:30 PDT

Breaking Down Definitions: Subjective Fear, State Protection, and Article 1E Exclusion

· An exploration of essential developments in key areas of the refugee definition

Nilufar Sadeghi (Montreal)

Naseem Mithowani (Toronto)

Lorne Waldman (Toronto)

Moderated by:

Chantal Tie (Ottawa)

15:30-15:40 EDT

12:30-12:40 EDT

CARLA Awards and Student Chapter Update Mitchel Goldberg (Montreal)

National Student Committee Co-Chairs (Toronto)

15:40-16:55 EDT

12:40-13:55 PDT

Ethical Issues to Ponder

· As lawyers, we are often confronted with difficult issues or questions. This panel will examine ethical issues that may arise in a refugee practice and explore solutions.

· This panel contains 1 Hour & 15 Minutes of Professionalism Content for Ontario participants

Jacqueline Bonisteel (Ottawa)

Lesley Stalker (Vancouver)

Kristen Marshall (Toronto)

Moderated by:

Molly Joeck (Vancouver)

16:55-17:00 EDT

13:55-14:00 PDT

Closing Remarks Andrew Brouwer,

CARL Vice President(Vancouver)

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Associate /associé $110 $130 $155 $175
Articling Student /stagiaire $55 $80 $80 $95
NGOs / ONG $55 $80 $80 $95
Student /étudiant* $27.50 $40 $37.50 $50

*Please note that CARL membership is free for students

Veuillez noter que l’inscription à ACAADR est gratuite pour les étudiants.

Should you need assistance with the fees, please contact
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Presentation materials will be made available to all conference participants by email within the week leading up to the conference.

Le materiel de presentation sera rendu disponible à tous les participants par courriel dans la semaine précédant la conférence

A recording of the conference will be made available online to all participants within a few weeks after the conference.

[un enregistrement de la conférence sera rendu disponible en ligne à tous les participants dans les semaines suivants la conférence).


Payment can be made by credit card. There is also an option to pay by cheque further into the online registration process.  If you have any questions or concerns please email

Le paiement peut s’effectuer en ligne par carte de crédit. Le paiement peut également s’effectuer par cheque. Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations, svp envoyez un courriel a

NOT SURE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PASSWORD OR IF YOU’RE STILL A CARL MEMBER? / Vous n’êtes pas certain de votre mot de passe de membre ou si vous êtes toujours membre ? 

In order to qualify for your membership discount, please register using the email you had provided upon joining CARL. Should you not recall your membership password, please click on the ‘forgot your password‘ link and input your email address when prompted. You will be emailed a new password within a couple hours. If our registration software is not recognizing that you are a current member, please contact

If you are unsure whether your membership has lapsed, please contact to receive details about your membership status.

Afin de bénéficier du rabais offert aux membres, veuillez vous enregistrer avec le courriel  fourni lorsque vous vous êtes joint ACAADR.  SI vous avez oublié votre mot de passé, veuillez cliquer sur le lien “mot de passé oublié” et indiquer votre adresse courriel tel que demandé.  Vous recevrez un courriel contenant un nouveau mot de passé en l’espace de quelques heures.  Si notre logiciel d’enregistrement ne reconnait pas que vous êtes un member actuel, veuillez contacter

Si vous ignorez si votre adhésion est expirée, veuillez contacter pour recevoir les détails relatifs au statut de votre adhésion. 

REQUEST TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES / Demande aux employés du gouvernement 

Given the nature of material to be discussed, we respectfully ask that government employees not attend this conference.

En raison de la nature des sujets discutés,  nous demandons respectueusement aux employés du gouvernement de ne pas assister à cette conférence. 


Please contact

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Montreal                           McGill University

Burnside Hall, Room 107

805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Montreal, QC  H3A 0B9

Local Coordinator / coordonnatrice locale: Stephanie Valois

Ottawa                               University of Ottawa

Simard Hall, pièce/room 423

60 University Private

Ottawa, ON  K1N 8Z4

Local Coordinator / coordonnatrice locale : Jiwon Chun  

Toronto                             University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility

1 Devonshire Place, Room 159S

Toronto, ON  M5S 3K7

Local Coordinator / coordonnatrice locale : Victoria Wan

Vancouver                         Simon Fraser University

515 West Hastings (Harbour Centre campus)

2050 Alan and Margaret Eyre Boardroom

Vancouver, BC  V6B 5K3

Local Coordinators/ coordonnateur locale : Lobat Sadrehashemi


Login details to be emailed to webcast participants the day before the conference
les détails d’accès seront annoncés la veille de la conférence

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