Canada is home to millions of Refugee Champions

Refugee Champions include refugees who have made a new home in Canada as well as all those who welcome refugees to Canada.

Some Champions arrived many years ago and after being supported as refugees are now reaching out to welcome others. Some Champions have recently arrived and are anxious contribute to their communities in every way possible. Other Champions have supported refugees in Canada, individually or through groups. Some have a long history of welcoming refugees; others are new to the experience. Refugee Champions are people of all ages from all faith, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. They reflect the diversity of Canada and are proud to welcome refugees to our country. Refugee Champions are ready to defend the human rights of refugees, including the right to seek asylum and be free from persecution.

Amnesty International is profiling Refugee Champions across Canada. You can add your profile, or that of a friend, to our Refugee Champions site by telling us who you are and why you or your friend(s) are refugee champions!

Take Action Now!

Together, we can lead the way by doing something concrete right now – however small – to welcome refugees in our communities, from signing a petition to speaking your mind about refugees’ rights, or joining a community group that supports them.

Because solving the global refugee crisis starts with these three simple words: I welcome refugees.