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A Festival of Hope: World Refugee Day

A Festival of Hope

Celebrate World Refugee Day With Us!

War Canada and Oxfam Canada invite the public for an inspirational experience! Recognize World Refugee Day with a free music and arts festival featuring eclectic, high energy performers hailing from across the globe. Join us to hear music and stories of hope and resilience centered around the importance of refugee education. Multicultural food trucks and tents will be on site offering a variety of diverse cuisine, from Africa, to the Himalayas, to the Middle East, and beyond.

Puppeteers from Clay and Paper Theatre animating a massive crested crane puppet to interact with Amal in downtown Toronto amidst a large crowd.
Rick Campanelli headshot

This engagement project is in partnership with Oxfam CanadaFunded by the Government of Canada

Where and when is the festival?

Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.

2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Do I need a ticket?

No! The festival is free to the public. Bring your friends and family! Let us know you’re coming by visiting the EventBrite page, and share with everyone you know.

Will there be food?

Yes! Food trucks and tents will provide amazing global cuisine, from Mexican churros, to West Africa to the Himalayas and beyond. There will be cool treats and coffee too!

Why is the festival happening?

Funded by the Government of Canada, in partnership with Oxfam Canada, War Child is implementing the Geared for Success program. Along with substantial educational opportunities and programs for young people in South Sudan and Uganda, our consortium aims to raise awareness about and support for refugee education within Canadian communities.
By celebrating World Refugee Day together, with incredible performers, many of whom have refugee stories themselves, we can learn and recognize the importance of educating displaced children and young people across the globe.

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