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
Quaker Meeting House
60 Lowther Avenue
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.
Cummer Avenue United Church
53 Cummer Avenue
7:pm – 9pm, 2nd Friday of each month (except July and August).
ACTION: Death Penalty, AI current campaigns and issues
Email Group 98
First Unitarian Congregation
175 St. Clair Avenue West
7:00 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month
ACTION: Indigenous Rights, other AI current campaigns and issues
Email Group 142
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.
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
Groups Outside Toronto
St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
7:30 PM, 3rd Monday of each month
ACTION: Colombia, SEAMRAN (Southeast Asia and Myanmar Regional Action Network)
Email Group 21
Meeting times: 1st Thursday of each month.