Finding Home In Toronto: 33 Years of Defending Refugee Rights

April 4, 2018 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ryerson University, Peter Bronfman Room, 7th Floor, Chang School, Heaslip House
297 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

Join the Toronto Refugee Rights Month Planning Committee to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Refugee Rights Day in Canada.




Please click here to register (required).

Reception: 5:30PM – 6:00PM

Event: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Event will feature presentation of the Mayor’s Proclamation on Refugee Rights Day

Mayor John Tory

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39), City of Toronto Newcomer Advocate

Councillor Neethan Shan (Ward 42), City of Toronto Newcomer Advocate


A Panel discussion on the theme of Finding Home, including presentations on the criminalization of refugees, access to shelter and housing, and the right to healthcare.

Co-moderated by: Debbie Douglas – OCASI, and Loly Rico – FCJ Refugee Centre (and Past President of Canadian Council for Refugees)


Idil Atak, Associate Professor – ‎Department of Criminology, Ryerson University, Toronto

Anne Woolger, Founding Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services

Ritika Goel, Family Physician, Inner City Health Associates

Musical Performance & Spoken Word:

FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Group

Refreshments will be provided

Please contact if you have any questions.

We acknowledge with gratitude support from Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University and Ryerson University Catering Services for this event.

This event is part of a series of events celebrating Refugee Rights Month in the City of Toronto– please join us!