World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day Gala

To mark the World Refugee Day, Jumpstart Refugee Talent is organizing a gala.

The gala will comprise of the following things: 

  • Raffle

  • Art exhibition featuring Omran Alfalour

  • Speciality cocktails

  • Food 

Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with and mentor refugees. 

World Refugee Day Brunch

To mark the World Refugee Day, AURA is organizing a World Refugee Day Brunch.

The objective is to commemorate the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

This will be an opportunity for participants to meet refugee sponsors, listen to live music, and have brunch.

Dr. Brian Goldman (CBC’s White Coat, Black Art) will be the key speaker of the night.

He will share his insights on the fundamental pillar of refugee sponsorship: empathy.

World Refugee Day Walk

To mark the World Refugee Day, Friends Of Refugees is holding its annual Refugee Walk.

Participants will meet at the north end of Queen’s Park and march through downtown Toronto and end at Nathan Phillips Square.

There will also be accounts on some refugee experiences in Canada.

Date: Tuesday, 20th of June, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m

Refugee Day celebration And Dinner

Matthew House, the non-for-profit organization that provides home for refugee claimants is organizing its annual community dinner.

The objective is to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Participants will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes from around the world.

Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m

Location: Matthew House ,Toronto, 981 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Maryam Rafiee Tells Her Refugee Story

Refugee accounts are essential to understanding the challenges of being a refugee.

To mark the World Refugee Day, Toronto Public Library invited local author Maryam Rafiee to present her new book Dear Baba: A Story Through Letters.

Her book recounts her life as a teenager in Iran, with her father imprisoned because of his political views.

During that time, Maryam wrote him several letters that she was unable to send.

Those letters were published in her new book.

World Refugee Day Launch

Waterloo Region’s community is celebrating the World Refugee Day.

The theme chosen for this year is “Becoming Neighbours”.

Participants will be able to enjoy the following activities:

  • Performances by Gatako singers

  • Art exhibition by refugees

  • Dance workshops for all ages

  • Building a lego neighbourhood brick by brick