Every year on June 20th, the world comes together to observe World Refugee Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges faced by refugees around the globe. On this day, we recognize the resilience, courage, and strength of those forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, or natural disasters.
In celebration of World Refugee Day 2023, the New Canadians Centre is organizing a Community Conversation: Healing and Hope – Reflections on Refugee Experiences in Canada. This event aims to foster dialogue, understanding, and support for the healing process of refugees in Canada.
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Peterborough Public Library
This Community Conversation is a timely and significant event that invites individuals from all walks of life to join in a conversation centred around the theme of healing in the context of Canada’s refugee communities. We will bring together a diverse panel of experts and individuals with lived experiences who will share their insights, challenges, and personal journeys.
The panel discussion will shed light on the often-overlooked issue of mental health among refugees. It will explore the various challenges refugees face during their displacement and the subsequent healing process. We aim to create a deeper understanding of the importance of holistic support for refugees by providing a platform for dialogue and storytelling.
The panelists, drawing from their personal experiences, will emphasize the significance of compassion and care in rebuilding lives. Their stories will highlight the resilience and hope that refugees bring with them and the positive impact that community support and integration can have on their healing journey.
The New Canadians Centre believes that fostering healing and social inclusion is a collective responsibility. By hosting this event, we hope to encourage everyone to play an active role in supporting the healing and integration of refugees. This event will make space for attendees to learn, reflect, and connect with one another.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, at 6 PM, and head to the Peterborough Public Library to participate in this important conversation.
Let us envision a world where healing replaces harm and care becomes the world’s shared currency on World Refugee Day 2023. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of refugees.