July 18, 2023

The City of St. John’s invited the public to recognize World Refugee Day by viewing a new photo exhibit by the Association for New Canadians in Wyatt Hall, City Hall from June 19 to June 30. ‘A Day in the Life of a Newcomer to Canada’ features photos of English as a Second Language students at various St. John’s landmarks.

The refugee photo exhibit was a huge success garnering the attention of newcomers and long-term residents alike.

“For more than 40 years, the Association for New Canadians has been welcoming refugees and other newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Megan Morris, Executive Director, Association for New Canadians. “We value our partnership with the City of St. John’s and are honoured to join Mayor Breen in proclaiming World Refugee Day.”

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and recognizes the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives in a new country.


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