World Refugee Day will be recognized on June 20, 2018, commemorating the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees globally. Held annually, World Refugee Day provides an opportunity for the public to show support for individuals and families forced to flee.
According to the United Nation’s refugee agency statistics, “One in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.” Canada has been a key player in responding to the global refugee crisis and continues to play a major leadership role in response to the refugee crisis.
In recognition of World Refugee Day, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is hosting a series of “Forced to Flee” simulations created by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. During the simulations, participants will work together in “family units”, making difficult decisions to maintain their supply of food, money, and health while securing their future post-conflict. The objective of the simulation is to transform thinking and inspire action around conflict, migration, and refugee rights.
Location: Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) – 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Date: Wed, 20 June 2018
(Session 1) Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
(Session 2) Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
This event is free for all participants.
For more information please contact: Kate Longpre, ICA’s Community Integration Coordinator at [email protected].
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The Forced to Flee simulation is appropriate for individuals 16 years plus.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is one hour and two hour parking on the surrounding streets.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact ICA’s Community Integration Coordinator, Kate Longpre at [email protected] or 250-388-4728 ext. 167