With over 70 million people around the world forced to flee their homes, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) works to ensure everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge.
Your time and dedication to raise funds for refugees will provide them with protection, shelter, health services, education, clean water, better sanitation and hygiene systems, defending and restoring their dignity.
3 SIMPLE STEPS
Click on the Become a Fundraiser button on top of this page and create your personal fundraising page!
The system will walk you through setting up your personalized fundraising page – It’s easy and only takes a few minutes!
Share your fundraiser with the world via email, social media, in your workplace, and anywhere else you can think of!
WAYS TO START
GET ACTIVE FOR REFUGEES
And did you know if every Canadian walked the length of two marathons, it would equal the total distance traveled by asylum seekers each year to reach safety? Challenge your friends and family to walk, run or cycle in solidarity with refugees and get them to support your fundraiser!
CELEBRATE A MILESTONE
If you’re getting married, consider making a donation in lieu of getting your guests wedding favours. Let us know and we’ll send you printable table cards.
SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
If you’re a teacher or parent, special events happen in schools all the time – here’s your chance to encourage your community to start advocating for refugees. If you’re a university student, add your voice to the millions of UNHCR supporters and gain support from your peers across campus. You could host annual refugee-themed galas or have coffee stands near study areas!
DIY - GET CREATIVE
We also have some fun and creative ideas in our toolkit that will make you a social movement superstar in no time with your friends and family.
Remember – whatever activity you decide on, by choosing to be a part of UNHCR, your efforts will help refugees have access to vital services and it will also make you an advocate for their basic rights.
We’ve included a toolkit for you with the latest tips and tricks! Once you’ve planned your fundraiser, get in touch with us and let us know. We’ll send you a starter pack with UNHCR information brochures, magazines, donation forms and a signed letter of support indicating we are aware of you fundraising on behalf of UNHCR Canada. We also have UNHCR posters, balloons, pens, stickers and more for decoration.
Now all that’s left for you to do is spread the word and start fundraising for refugees!