Displaced people

Peace Conference 2019

The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference  is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship

Book Launch: Refugees' Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace


How do refugees interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight? 

This is an aspect that the book Refugees’ Roles In Resolving Displacement And Building Peace explores. 

The book speaks both to academic debates and to the and human rights scholars who are concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts. 

The Refugee Hub & LERRN are organizing the book launch along with a panel of discussion. 

Memories of Mogadishu Conference 2019

The Somali diaspora from around the world will be showcased during an exhibition.

The exhibition intends to explore the use of oral history and digital archives in order to keep cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.

This conference is part of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, a multimedia project that  studies the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by those who have been displaced.

12th Annual Social Work Research Symposium

Due to wars, violence or persecution, people are fleeing their countries around the world.

On top of that, they have to face xenophobic ideologies in some stances.

To address this issue, York University, School Of Social Work, is organizing its 12 annual social work research symposium.

This year’s theme is Securing Our Political Futures: Critical Social Work And Social Science Conversations On Xenophobic Nationalisms.

The following topics will be covered:

Workshop On Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience

Building Migration Resilience In Cities Partnership (BMRC/IRMU) in collaboration with International Migration Research Centre (BMRC/IRMU) and the Balsillie School Of International Affairs (BSIA) are organizing a workshop on Fostering Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience, Research, and Action.

The workshop will focus on: gender-responsiveness and intersectionality, and fostering resilience among newcomers in the region.

Emphasis will be laid  on temporary migrants (low and high skill), international students, and refugee claimants.

Documentary Screening On Refugees

The Matthew House is organizing the screening of the documentary Lifeboat.

Lifeboat is a 2018 documentary short film focused on North African migrants who are trying to make it across the Mediterranean Sea safely.

Volunteers from a German non-profit venture out to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.

Lifeboat aims to humanize refugees and show how civil society can help them.

Date: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m

Experiences of Homeland, Conflict and Forced Migration


To help you understand refugees' experience better, Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies in collaboration with Initiative For Iranian Studies, and Iran Namag is organizing a forum.

Participants will have the opportunity to have a conversation with afghan professionals and activists.

Date: Friday, 15th of May, 2019

Time: 4:00 P.M TO 6:00 P.M

Location: Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies

Dinner Around Displaced People

Women in refugee camps are extremely vulnerable to violence as they are left out of basic decision making.

To highlight this issue, the Oxfam Canada is organizing “What She Knows Matters: Conversation On Women Refugees”.

The aim is to engage participants in an informal dialogue on the circumstances facing women refugees.

Live music and food are also on the agenda.  

Date: Friday, 15th of March, 2019