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How do we build welcoming, inclusive communities? How do we integrate refugees into educational and economic systems? Come and learn from researchers and expert practitioners at our tenth annual Life As A Refugee conference.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Click here to register for this important event.

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The Engaged Refugee Award and the London Champion Award were established in 2011 by the Life As A Refugee Committee to celebrate refugee and refugee advocates in the London area who have contributed to our community and represent what it means to be resilient. A person who is resilient must overcome the odds and surpass all expectations.

If you know of an outstanding individual in the London area who has demonstrated resilience, compassion, dedication and/or who has contributed in a positive way to making London a welcoming place for refugees, nominate that person today!

Click here for nomination form.

Click here for nomination package.

Note: the deadline for submissions for the London Champion Award has been extended to May 18.

Call for Artists

The Life as a Refugee Conference committee invites visual artists to submit your work/s of painting, photography, digital art, collage, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, crafts, jewelry etc. If you are an artist who has come to Canada as a refugee and/or are an artist who explores refugee issues, please consider submitting.

Artists may submit one application per person and must be available for set up on June 20th at 7:00 am and breakdown at 4:15 pm at conference location.  Attendees of the conference are encouraged to explore artists' work during registration, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch but not when the conference is in session.  Art is displayed for educational and promotional purposes.

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2018.

Please click here for application details and application form.



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