Sunday, June 20th is World Refugee Day.
Typically, it is an occasion to honour the important contributions that refugees make to our communities and to act in solidarity with refugees around the world.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit our ability to gather together, solidarity with refugees remains as important as ever.
Below we have gathered opportunities for you to learn more about the issues facing refugees in Canada and around the world today and to take action."I Didn't Feel Like a Human in There": Immigration Detention in Canada
Canada incarcerates thousands of people, including those with disabilities, on immigration-related charges every year, often in very abusive conditions.
Ahead of World Refugee Day, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have launched a joint report on immigration detention in Canada and its impact on mental health for those detained.
Learn more and read the report >>>