Amnesty International Groups

Amnesty International Groups

Do you have a couple of hours to spare? Do you want to meet other like-minded people working in common purpose? Join thousands of activists in local communities across Canada who are working together to find ways to make human rights a reality for all.

There are about 100 Amnesty Groups  spread out in communities across Canada. Each group is different. They range in size from only a few members to up to 30-50 members.

Amnesty groups engage in many types of human rights campaigns and activities. They raise awareness about human rights issues in their communities by talking to the local media, lobbying their local politicians and government officials, and organizing educational events with guest speakers, videos, and webcasting. Group members write letters, hold vigils, organize demonstrations and other public events, and work on specific long-standing appeal cases of individuals whose human rights are at risk.

 

Groups in Metropolitan Toronto

Meeting Location:
Quaker Meeting House
60 Lowther Avenue

Meeting times:
7:00 PM, 2nd Monday of each month, 3rd Monday in October

Please note there are no meetings in July, August and December.
ACTION: Colombia, Mexico, Huseyin Celil and AI Canada priority campaigns.

NOTE: the group is meeting online via zoom so please email for details.

Email Group 18

Meeting Location:
Fairlawn United Church
28 Fairlawn Avenue

Meeting Times:
7pm, 1st Tuesday of each month.

ACTION: AI current campaigns and issues.
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Email Group 65
Phone: 416-766-4017

Meeting Location:
Cummer Avenue United Church
53 Cummer Avenue

Meeting Times:
7:pm – 9pm, 2nd Friday of each month (except July and August).

ACTION: Death Penalty, AI current campaigns and issues

Email Group 98
Phone: 416-223-6785

Meeting Location:
First Unitarian Congregation
175 St. Clair Avenue West

Meeting Times:
7:00 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month

ACTION: Indigenous Rights, other AI current campaigns and issues

Email Group 142
Phone: 416-429-6351

Please note that AI Toronto Group 123 (Toronto Beaches) and AI Toronto Group 164 (Danforth Riverdale) amalgamated and are conducting now joint meetings. To find out more details and how you can join zoom meetings please email for details (email link below).

Meeting Time and Location:
1st Tuesday of every month at 7PM, alternating online Zoom meetings and in-person Zoom meetings at St. Barnabas’ Church located at 361 Danforth Ave.

Group’s priorities:  

i)   Human Rights in China and Turkey

ii)   2 prisoners of conscience – Huseyin Celil (Canadian imprisoned in China) & Nasrin Satoudeh (Iranian imprisoned in Iran)

iii)  Monthly letter writing

Email Group 164/123

Groups Outside Toronto

Meeting Location:
St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario

Meeting times:
7:30 PM, 3rd Monday of each month

ACTION: Colombia, SEAMRAN (Southeast Asia and Myanmar Regional Action Network)

Email Group 21
Phone: 905-648-1296

Meeting Location:
Trinity Anglican Church
79 Victoria St.
Aurora, Ontario

Meeting times:
7pm – 8:30 PM, 2nd Thursday of each month except June, July, August and December.

Email AI Action Circle A65
Phone: 905-713-6713