Refugee Awareness Campaign

World Refugee Day Celebration
We thank everyone who joined us on June 20th, 2016 to honor the courage, strength, and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence.
We were proud to partner with Mennonite Central Committee who had their People on the Move: The Human Face of Migration display for viewing at the Pacific Place Mall during the month of June. Also, would like to thank the Aga Khan Foundation who presented their amazing "Together" exhibition at the event.
Click here to see the pictures of the event. 

In the News:
Calgary Herald - Calgary organization launches month-long awareness campaign celebrating refugees
CBC News - Calgary Centre for Newcomers showcases success stories on World Refugee Day
Listen to the audio interview with Centre for Newcomers CEO Anila Lee-Yuen,  who describes how the community is celebrating refugees and their contributions to the city. 
June 20th is observed as “World Refugee Day” to honor the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. The Centre for Newcomers has a proud 27-year history of welcoming and supporting immigrants and refugees from all corners of the world, providing programs, training, and resources to support their settlement and integration within our great city.  Each year, the Centre supports over 10,000 newcomers to settle and integrate and begin their lives as prosperous and hardworking new citizens in Canada.
Building on this, the Centre for Newcomers has launched a city-wide Refugee Awareness Campaign
on June 1, 2016, to engage the broader community in showing their support for our fellow Calgarians. 
World Refugee Awareness Month at the Centre for Newcomers CFN

Show your support of refugees by wearing an orange ribbon through the month of June.  
The proceeds support the Centre for Newcomers programs and community services. 

If you would like to partner with us, please e-mail 
You could:
  • Display ribbons with donation boxes at your retail locations or other places of business
  • Sponsor the initiative through donation
  • Sponsor the World Refugee Day event