WHAT: An experiential-based learning program that bridges the experience of social injustice with advocacy skills building, and the capacity for social change. The program will focus on advocacy skills, advocacy themes, and opportunities to engage in advocacy work in the community.
WHEN: Starting September 2021. Weekly for 10 Sessions (exact date to be determined)
WHO: Offered by the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) in collaboration with the Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture (VCST). Funded by the United Nations (UN), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Persons who are Convention Refugees (CRs); Protected Persons (PPs); Government Assisted Refugees (GARs); Privately-Sponsored Refugees (PSRs); Blended Visa Office-Referred Refugees (BVORs); Permanent Residents (PRs); or Citizens.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: The program will be delivered in English. Access to a stable internet connection. Access to Zoom (free virtual conferencing software). Brief conversation to assess participant readiness. Upon completing the program participants will receive a joint certificate from VAST and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
NEXT STEPS: Those interested are invited to complete a brief (5 minute) application form at:
Please email: [email protected] for more information, or call Luke at 604.283.6618