Toddler Alan Kurdi’s tragic death by drowning on September 2nd is a clarion call for urgent action on the global refugee crisis -- the largest since World War II. This crisis is not inevitable. It is time for Canadian immigration and refugee policies to change. It is time for us to call for an end to the wars and environmental and economic collapse that forces people to become refugees and migrants.
Despite the severity of the refugee crisis and Canada’s own complicity in creating refugees, Canada has yet to act.
It is time for change. Type in your postal code to see if an event is being organized in your city, or get the ball rolling on an event (educational, fundraiser, rally, creative action) in your community.
Step up and make a symbolic promise to welcome a refugee into your home: Make the pledge here!