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How to get involved in Canada
Helping refugees starts at home
Refugees anywhere in the world are people like each of us. They live in a community of friends, family and social groups. Frequently, it is the strength of their community that allows them to survive. This page contains suggestions on how you can enlist your community—friends, family, colleagues and others—to raise funds to support UNHCR’s work with refugees and other displaced people.
UNHCR Statelessness Event at International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
UNHCR Representation in Canada will launch at a roundtable at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on 14 June 2012 the updated version of the discussion paper entitled Statelessness in the Canadian Context. The report is intended to make a contribution to global policy and practice relating to statelessness issues, and provides an overview of key developments in statelessness issues since its first publication in 2003. Commissioned by UNHCR, the discussion paper examines the current state of Canadian law, policy and practice with respect to statelessness, in the context of international law in this area.
Download "Statelessness in the Canadian Context - An updated discussion paper" (PDF, 3.5 MB)
If you would like to help refugees, UNHCR would like to help you organize a fundraising event in your community. Please download our Community Fundraising Handbook for ideas. After reading the handbook, please contact email@example.com for more information and we'll help you raise funds for refugees.
Download Community Fundraising Handbook (PDF, 213 KB)
Canadian Seminars, Workshops and Events
Occasionally UNHCR, NGOs, and special interest groups in Canada host Seminars, Workshops and Events that are of concern to Canadians in the area of refugees and the issues related to their assistance and fundraising. We will provide links to information regarding those events here.
If you are interested in public speaking in order to share the stories of refugees with Canadians at your church, school, or social group, please download a free copy of our Facilitator's manual. This document, originally designed to help students speak about refugees with their peers, has some excellent information and techniques that can easily be adapted for any audience.
Download ENGLISH Facilitator's manual (PDF, 525 KB)
Download FRENCH Facilitator's manual (PDF, 452 KB)
Leave a Lasting Gift
Consider making the UN Refugee Agency a beneficiary of your will or life insurance, or of a gift of financial securities. Contact us or your financial advisor to put yourself in the picture.
Find out how to leave a lasting gift