Celebrate World Refugee Day June 20th!

Join us on World Refugee Day (20 June, tomorrow) and show you are Proud to protect refugees

How are you observing World Refugee Day tomorrow (20 June)? Join us in sharing why you are ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’ and help transform the conversation about refugees in Canada.

Many CCR members and allies will be wearing and distributing Proud to Protect Refugees buttons, and there are more ways to get involved. Show your pride at work, at school, at city hall, at your place of worship and online. Raise refugee voices. Encourage groups and individuals near you to get involved. Need some ideas? Check out the ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’ webpage for a new pamphlet about the campaign, resources and more.

Why join ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’?

Many Canadians arrived here as refugees fleeing persecution – they have been able to thrive and enrich Canada because they were protected and welcomed. Recent changes in Canada have increased negative talk which may make it tougher for refugees and others to find protection and to feel welcome.

Let’s change the conversation. Help promote a positive vision of what we want for refugees in Canada and of the important contributions refugees make to our communities. Make promoting respect for refugees and other seeking protection in Canada a part of our daily routine.

Check out the ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’ webpage for resources and more.

What is World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day is organized each 20 June by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This year’s theme is ‘1 Family torn apart by war is too many’. For activities, events near you, resources and more, see: unhcr.ca/wrd/default.htm

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