2017-2018 Refugees Welcome Here! Campaign First Meeting

October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
280N York Lanes
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3K 1P3

The 2017-2018 Refugees Welcome Here! campaign is getting underway! We want YOU to join us!

Please come out to our first meeting and learn how YOU can get involved and make a difference.

Please invite your friends and RSVP on our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1493256304099559 !

Now in its 3rd year, the goals of the YorkU Refugees Welcome Here! campaign have been to work collaboratively with and to educate York students and the wider community about refugee issues and encourage students and community members to work together to address them. In this space the University’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, students and student groups share what they are doing and think of ways to collaborate in this field.

We are looking for students that want to get involved!

Prior years’ activities have included:

– Refugees Welcome Here! messaging & photography
– a Winter coat drive for the FCJ Refugee Centre
– paying off the transportation loans of Keele Campus WUSC (York students!) sponsored refugee students (see https://t.co/lCWh4alLHq )
– Refugees Welcome Here! Week (February)
– Planning and participating in Toronto’s Refugee Rights Month (April)
– Volunteering as interpreters and on Syrian refugee sponsorship teams

You can read more about what we’ve done together in prior years at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/refugees/refugees-welcome/

Questions? Please contact us at refwelc@yorku.ca .

Please fill in this questionnaire to get involved https://goo.gl/forms/QKSWjuzofManGmf42 !

Please invite your friends and RSVP on our facebook event page, and join us October 16th! https://www.facebook.com/events/1493256304099559

Can’t come? Even if you can’t come, please fill in our volunteer form at https://goo.gl/forms/QKSWjuzofManGmf42 to make sure you get involved!