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‘Today, as yesterday, a nation is judged by its attitude towards refugees.’
– Elie Wiesel (author, Nobel Peace Prize recipient)
Recent changes in Canada have increased negative talk and make it tougher for refugees to find protection and to feel welcome.
Join the Proud to Protect Refugees campaign to help change the conversation and promote a positive vision of what we want for refugees and other vulnerable migrants, and of the important contributions they make to our communities.
Here’s what you can do on your own or as a group:
- Adopt ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’ as a slogan and invite groups in your area to do the same
- Talk to others about why you are proud to protect refugees, and why they should be too.
- Share facts and stories about refugees and their contributions
- Organize or get involved in an event as part of the national Action Week (10-17 November 2013), the Solidarity Walk (16 – 22 June 2014) or another key date in your community
- Order and share buttons, stickers, posters and other Proud to Protect Refugees materials
- Bust myths and misconceptions about refugees