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.

Email Group 18

Meeting Location:
AI Toronto office
1992 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor

Please email the group to find out details about their current initiatives and campaigns, as well as the day and time of face-to-face meetings (please note there are no meetings in August and December).

Contact Iran Action Circle

Meeting Location:
AI Toronto office,
1992 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor

Meeting Times:
6:30 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Please note there are no meetings in August and December.

ACTION: South-East Asia, Morocco, Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Colombia, Human Rights Friendly Schools, Turkey and Post-soviet Region.

Email Group 50

Meeting Location:
Royal York Road United Church
851 Royal York Road

Meeting Times:
7:30pm, last Monday of each month.

ACTION: West Africa Region

Email Group 55

* On hiatus

Email this group

Meeting Location:
Fairlawn United Church
28 Fairlawn Avenue

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

ACTION: AI current campaigns and issues.
Learn more.

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:
Taylor Memorial- Toronto Public Library, 1440 Kingston Rd – N/W corner of Kingston Rd. and Warden Ave.

Meeting Times:
7:00 pm, second Tuesday of September, November, February, April and June.

ACTION: Indigenous Rights – Stolen Sisters, General Al Campaigns and Issues

Email Group 123

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

Meeting Location:
St. Barnabas Anglican Church
361 Danforth Ave. (at Chester, south side of Danforth).

Meeting Times:
7:00 PM, 1st Tuesday of each month (February-June, September-December)

ACTION: Turkey Regional Action Network, Campaign Against the Death Penalty, China, Colombia

Email Group 164
Phone: 416-465-7365

Meeting Location:
The Cathedral Church of St. James
65 Church St. Toronto, ON

Please note that there is no requirement to attend worship or be a member of the Cathedral in order to attend the meetings. All are welcome!

Learn more.

Email St. James’ Cathedral Action Circle

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:
Churchill Place
345 Church (corner of Church and Allan)
Oakville, Ontario

Meeting Times:
7:30 PM, 1st Tuesday of every month except July, August, December.

Website: www.amnestyoakville.ca

Call Wendy Belcher at 905-844-4194

New Amnesty Group in Mississauga and we are welcoming new members!

If you are interested in joining the group, and to find out meeting day, time and place please contact:

Mohamed Fetaih via email at mfetaih@hotmail.com

Meeting times: 1st Thursday of each month.

Email AI Brampton Action Circle A85

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

Meeting Location:
Binkley United Church
1570 Main St West, Hamilton

Meeting times:
7:00pm, first Monday of each month except July and August.

Email Group 1 (Hamilton)