Refugees and Migrants
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, over 5 million people have made the agonizing choice to protect themselves and their families by leaving Ukraine to seek safety in other countries. In times of danger, people usually take the quickest and most accessible routes to safety, which may lead them to...
April 25, 2022
#WelcomeToCanada Campaign Celebrates First Province to Terminate Federal Contract (British Columbia, July 21, 2022) – In a historic move, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, announced today that the province will terminate its immigration...
July 21, 2022
Amnesty International, The Canadian Council of Churches and The Canadian Council for Refugees will be before the Supreme Court of Canada on October 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM ET, to challenge the constitutionality of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). You can tune into the hearing here. Join us in...
September 9, 2022
Manitoba will end immigration detention in its provincial jails, joining British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Alberta. The four provinces have committed to stop locking up refugee claimants and migrants based solely on administrative immigration grounds. These are incredible human rights victories!...
October 24, 2022
The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) puts refugees at risk, which is why Amnesty and our partners have been fighting against it since it came into effect in 2004. This fight took us all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2022, where we argued that it violates refugees’ rights to...
April 4, 2023