Get Involved! Toronto Refugee Rights Day 2022


Dear friends,

April 4 is Refugee Rights Day. We use this day as a chance to urge the Government of Canada to respect the rights of refugees. 

We will be holding a virtual event on April 4 from 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time. As part of the event, we will be featuring the stories of people who have come to Canada as refugees. 

Want to get involved? Here’s how:

Send us a picture or video of yourself holding up a sign with a slogan related to refugee rights. If you can, try to include a Toronto landmark behind you -- the CN tower, High Park, Pearson Airport, etc. You’re welcome to use a virtual background.

If you’re doing a video, you can say the slogan out loud instead. 

Examples of slogans could be:

  • “Refugee rights are human rights”
  • “Canada: stop turning people back at the border”
  • “The right to safe refuge is a human right that we cannot ignore”
  • “Stand up for refugees”
  • “I stand with refugees” 

Please submit your picture and/or video to by March 28, 2022. 

Please join us on April 4 at 1pm virtually via zoom for the Toronto Refugee Rights Month Celebration!

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

Please register for the event

Questions? Please email

Thank you

Toronto Refugee Rights Month Planning Committee. 


Toronto Refugee Rights Day Planning Committee:

Afghan Women's Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
City of Toronto Newcomer Office
FCJ Refugee Centre
Matthew House
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Quaker Committee for Refugees
Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership