TAKE THE REFUGEES WELCOME HERE! PLEDGE
Refugee protection is enjoying a renaissance in Canada, with the
generous response of people across the country to the dire situation of Syrian
refugees. The partners in the Refugees Welcome Here! campaign
would like to build on this energy and compassion.
We are calling on Canada to extend protection to refugees from all regions by:
1. making an ongoing commitment to a sustainable refugee resettlement
2. ensuring fairness for refugees who claim protection when they arrive
in Canada, and
3. giving refugees a warm welcome, and the best possible opportunity to
make Canada a happy home for their families.
we can contribute to this vision by making sure that Canadians are well
informed about refugees, their needs and their human rights. We have
created some resources to help Canadians inform themselves and their neighbours
about refugee rights. And we are asking that you make a personal
engagement to be a part of refugee protection in Canada.
Please take the
Refugees Welcome Here! Pledge.
I AM PROUD to open Canada’s doors to those fleeing grave human rights
I WILL STRIVE to keep Canada’s doors open now and into the future.
I WILL CHALLENGE and rebut negative stereotypes about refugees.
I WILL SUPPORT speedy reunification for refugee families.
I WILL DEMAND fair procedures for refugees in Canada.
I WILL MAKE a gesture of welcome to refugees in my community.
I CALL ON CANADA to be a leader for refugee rights.
Please share your knowledge with
others. Please work together with refugees and with us to ensure
that respect for refugee rights is an integral part of Canadian policy.
L'engagement #BienvenueAuxRéfugiés est aussi disponible en français:
Refugees Welcome Here! is a collaboration between Amnesty International Canada, Amnistie internationale Canada and the Canadian Council for Refugees.