World Refugee Day 2024

You are cordially invited to join MAP BC for our World Refugee Day 2024 celebration!

When: June 20th, 2024
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Where: 350 W Georgia (Vancouver Public Library Central Branch)

Our program includes an agency information fair, musical and dance performances, story telling  by refugees, an artist's display and marketplace and kid's activities!

What is 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 celebrates 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.

This year's theme is "Drive by Compassion". The term compassion holds so much meaning for those who support refugee claimants, it is also a feeling that drives and guides us in our work and in our lives. Compassion is also what we hope refugees encounter in their journeys to seek safety and belonging. It is, therefore, a term that unites us all.

Please share this poster with your clients and networks, the more the merrier!

A big thank you to VPL for their generous support and work to make this event possible for our community!

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Katya at