Our Mission Statement includes a mandate to raise awareness of refugee rights
Action Réfugiés Montréal staff are regularly invited to speak to classes in universities, colleges and high schools. This includes conferences, guest lectures and student visits to our office. Recent examples include events with McGill University, Université de Montréal and Champlain College regarding diverse topics such as Syrian refugees, detention and integration of refugees.
We share our expertise in panel discussions at conferences and special events with other organizations such as Amnesty International and the UNHCR.
Action Réfugiés Montréal has for many years addressed church congregations and other groups to discuss our work from a faith-based perspective. We have close ties to Anglican, Presbyterian and United congregations, and are very happy to speak to groups from other denominations, and groups of other faiths.
Our media work is another means we use to educate the general public about refugee issues and refugee rights. We have become increasingly sought out due to our direct experience with both refugee claimants and sponsored refugees. In the fall of 2015 when refugee issues were regularly featured in the news, ARM was interviewed 18 different times on radio and television shows between September and December 2015.
ARM also offers training sessions related to refugee sponsorship. These sessions empower family and friends of refugees to submit cases for their loved ones overseas despite ARM’s waiting list for the Sponsorship Program. Over 100 people attended training sessions offered in 2015.
Request an interview
To request an interview with a staff member for a media outlet or school project, please contact Paul Clarke, Executive Director, specifying the timeline, the subject matter being considered and the anticipated audience/readers.
We will respond as soon as we can. Please note that priority is given to requests which relate directly to our programs.