The Canadian Council for Refugees is a national non-profit umbrella organisation 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 organisations involved in the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants. More.

The IDC Advisory Committee Member for the Canadian Council for Refugees is Janet Dench.

Janet is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Refugees. Janet has dedicated her work to improving policies and programs that respect refugee rights and welcome refugees and immigrants to Canada. Her main interests lie in international and Canadian refugee and immigration policy, with an emphasis on international human rights, gender sensitivity and anti racism, and in NGO networking and advocacy. Janet has a BA (in Classics and Modern Languages) from the University of Oxford and an MA in Religious Studies from Concordia University. Janet currently is involved in the IDC Advisory Committee.