Refugee Rights Month 2017 - Toronto

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Celebrate Refugee Rights in Canada on April 4!

Refugee Rights Month is commemorated on April 4 every year in Canada to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Supreme Court decision (the ‘Singh’ decision) in 1985. Join us this year to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the 'Singh Decision'.

Scroll down to see a list of activities in Toronto that you can join.

Most activities are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

If you are organizing a community event in Toronto and would like to list it here, please contact us at rrd@ocasi.org

Events

Proclamation of Refugee Rights 2017

Date: April 03, 2017
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Toronto City Hall. Members Lounge.  100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

What: Proclamation of Refugee Rights Month 2017, remarks by Mayor John Tory (to be confirmed) and other speakers.
Organizers: City of Toronto Newcomer Office and Refugee Rights Month Planning Committee

Beyond Fear and Loss, Reaching for Hope 2017

Date: April 6-8
- Thursday April 6 - 1pm to 9pm; Official Opening at 6:00 p.m.
- Friday April 7th - 10am to 9pm
- Saturday April 8th - 10am to 5pm
Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto   (Near the Bloor and St. George subway)

What: The visual expression of refugee experience of flight from homeland and the journey to a new life in Canada. A fundraising book sale will also be held in conjunction with this exhibition to raise funds for the Quaker Committee for Refugees. Donations of Books are welcome.
Organizers: Quaker Committee for Refugees and the Salvadoran Canadian Association of Toronto (ASALCA)

“Refugees Are Welcome” – A Celebration

Date: April 8
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor St. West) - McClure Hall
What: Come out for a day of art performances and activism. Enjoy music, crafts, creative family friendly activities and refreshments while getting a chance to learn about refugees' success stories and Amnesty International's campaign "I Welcome Refugees".
Organizers: Amnesty International, Canadian Centre For Victims of Torture and Sojourn House

Romero Vive 2017 – A Celebration of Refugee Rights

Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. West (Dundas Subway Station)
Toronto, Ontario

What: A Celebration of Refugee Rights. Cultural Show, dance and food
Organizers: Quaker Committee for Refugees and the Salvadoran Canadian Association of Toronto (ASALCA)

Refugee Rights Day 2017 – The Singh Decision Matters in 2017

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto   (Near the Bloor and St. George subway)

What: Panel Discussion, Spoken word
Organizers: Refugee Rights Month Planning Committee