Write for Rights events across the country



Hundreds of Write for Rights events are being organized in communities across Canada on or around December 10th, International Human Rights Day, 2018. 

See the map of all public events on the Write for Rights webpage, or check out some of the major events below. You can also still sign up to host your own with family and friends!


City Location Date Time Organizer
Hampton Lutz Longstaff Parish Law Offices
4 Centennial Road
8 Dec 9am-3pm Patrick Hanratty


City Location Date Time Organizer
St. John's Gardiner Place 8 Dec 1pm-4pm

Mary Frances Scully

St. John's Gardiner Place  9 Dec 1pm-4pm Mary Frances Scully 


City Location Date Time Organizer
Halifax Glitter Bean Cafe 
5896 Spring Garden Rd
10 Dec 12pm-3pm  Gail Clark
Halifax Cathedral Church of All Saints
1330 Cathedral Lane
10 Dec 10:00am-12:30pm Elissa Barnard 
Halifax Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd
16 Dec 1pm-5pm Emma Strang 
Pugwash Pugwash Village Hall
Church Street
14 Dec 10am-1pm Vivan Godfree


City Location Date Time Organizer
Hemmingford Café Hemmingford
475 Rue Frontière
8 Dec 3pm-5pm Nushin Nakhjavani 
Montreal Unitarian Church of Montréal
5035, Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest
9 Dec 12pm-2pm Cymry Gomery


City Location Date Time Organizer
Almonte Almonte United Church 
106 Elgin Street
7 Dec 6pm-8pm Margaret Shugg
Aurora/Newmarket  Trinity Anglican Church 8 Dec 2pm-4pm Action Circle 65 Aurora/Newmarket 
Barrie Barrie City Hall
70 Collier St
10 Dec 11am  Doreen Fernandes
Belleville Bridge Street United Church
60 Bridge St. E
10 Dec 1pm-7pm Amnesty Group 111 Belleville
Cobourg Trinity United Church
284 Division Street
9 Dec 11:30am-12:30pm Bruce Williamson 
Cobourg  Cobourg YMCA
339 Elgin St W
10 Dec 9:30am-12:30pm Bruce Williamson
Georgetown St John's United Church
11 Guelph Street
9 Dec 11am Janet Duval
Hamilton L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University 
1280 Main St W
10 Dec 6:30pm Group 1 Hamilton Amnesty International Canada
Iroquois Falls Trinity United Church 
156 Devonshire Ave
5 Dec 4pm-8pm Fran Cote
Kenora Trylight Theatre, First Baptist Church
510 Second Street South
9 Dec 12pm-1pm Dorothy Strain 
Kitchener  Grand River Unitarian Congregation
299 Sydney St S
9 Dec 12pm-1pm Colin Read 
Orillia St Paul's Centre
62 Peter St. N
10 Dec 10am-2pm Jack Carbert 
Mississauga Erin Mills United Church
3010 The Collegeway
9 Dec 11am-12:30pm Deborah Sturgeon
North Bay St. Andrew's United Church (McIntyre Entrance)
399 Cassells St
9 Dec 11:30am Joyce MacQueen
Napanee Lennox & Addington County Library - Napanee Branch
25 River Road
8 Dec 11am-2pm Group 150 
Niagara-on-the-Lake Meridian Credit Union Arena
1567 Four Mile Creek Rd
10 Dec 4:30pm-8:30pm JL Groux 
Oakville Church of the Incarnation
1240 Old Abbey Ln
9 Dec 11am Susan Curran
Oakville Munn's United Church
Dundas St E
9 Dec 11am Wendy Belcher 
Ottawa St. Joseph's Parish
151 Laurier Ave. East
8-9 Dec 1pm St. Joe's Refugee Outreach Committee 
Ottawa Amnesty House
312 Laurier Ave East
9 Dec 2pm-6pm Manon Turcotte

Riverside United Church 
3191 Riverside Dr

8 Dec 9am-12pm Norman McLeod
Peterborough Emmanuel United Church
534 George Street
9 Dec 11:30am-12:30pm Janet Bradley 
Peterborough  The Whistle Stop Cafe
141 Charlotte St
10 Dec 3pm-5pm Group 46 Peterborough 
Pickering  502 Park Crescent 9 Dec 2pm-4pm Gayle Clow 
Port Hope Port Hope United Church
34 South Street
9 Dec 11:30am-12:30pm Bruce Williamson
Port Hope Furby House Books
65 Walton St
8 Dec 10:30am-1:30pm Bruce Williamson
St. Catharines The Robby
85 Church Street 
10 Dec 2pm-4pm  Community Connections - J. Perez 
St. Marys St. Marys Public Library
15 Church St. N
15 Dec  1pm-3:30pm Elena Dumitru 
Stratford Festival Square Lobby
10 Downie St
8 Dec 10am-3pm Stratford Action Circle 
Timmins First United Church
230 Eighth Avenue 
9 Dec 11:30pm-12:45pm Louise Armstrong
Toronto First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
175 St. Clair Avenue West
9 Dec 10:30am-12:30pm Ted Wood 
Toronto Toronto Public Library - Annette Street Library
145 Annette St
10 Dec 2pm-7:30pm Pam Mountain 
Toronto Centre for Social Innovation - Annex
720 Bathurst St
8 Dec 1pm-7pm Elena Dumitru 
Toronto 140 Guildwood Pkwy 9 Dec 12pm Hugh Donnelly 
Toronto Fairlawn Avenue United Church
82 Fairlawn Ave
4 Dec 7pm Group 65
Toronto The Wallace Gastropub
Yonge Street 
10 Dec 7pm  Marijke De Looze 
Waterloo Seven Shores Cafe
10 Regina Street North
8 Dec 11am Margaret Jackson


City Location Date Time Organizer
Winnipeg Immanuel United Church
755 Golspie St
9 Dec 12:30pm-2:30pm Karen Immanuel United Church 
Winnipeg The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue 
10 Dec 11am-2pm Amnesty Winnipeg
Winnipeg 160 Ethelbert St 15 Dec 10am-5pm Bruce Hildebrand 
Winnipeg Augustine United Church
444 River Ave
9 Dec 11:30am Dorothy Orebanjo
Winnipeg  Harrow United Church 
955 Mulvey Ave
9 Dec 10am-1pm Outreach Peace Justice Committee 


City Location Date Time Organizer
Prince Albert John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
125 12 St E
10 Dec 7:00pm Nancy Carswell 
Regina  University of Regina
3737 Wascana Pkwy 
9 Dec 2pm-4:30pm Regina Amnesty International Community and University Group
Spiritwood Spiritwood Public Library
200 Main Street
7 Dec 1pm-4:30pm Kay Willson
Saskatoon Augustana Lutheran Church Basement
1201 Broadway Avenue
10 Dec 4:30pm Helen Smith-McIntyre


City Location Date Time Organizer
Yellowknife Javaroma Gourmet Coffee & Tea
5201 Franklin Ave
8 Dec 10am-2pm Joyce Gilchrist 
Yellowknife Aurora College Yellowknife
5004 54 St
10 Dec 12pm-5pm Anne Walsh 


City Location Date Time Organizer
Calgary Robert Thirsk High School | Calgary Board of Education
8777 Nose Hill Dr NW
10 Dec 4pm-7pm Robert Thirsk High School 
Calgary Rosso Coffee Roasters
850 4 St SE
9 Dec 10am-5pm Amnesty Calgary 
Edmonton Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 119 St NW
9 Dec 11:30am-1pm Marilyn Gaa
Lacombe St. Andrews United Church
5226-51 Ave
10 Dec 4pm-7pm Winnie Chesney Settle
Lethbridge  Owl Acoustic Lounge
411 3 Ave S 
10 Dec 6pm-10pm Amnesty Lethbridge 


City Location Date Time Organizer
Abbotsford University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Rd
10 Dec 11am  Kaiden Clayron 
Campbell River Vancouver Island Regional Library
1240 Shoppers Row
9 Dec 12:30pm-4pm Kathleen Cullen
Courtenay Courtenay Library
300 6th Street
10 Dec 4pm-6pm Monika Terfloth
Coquitlam Pasta Polo
2754 Barnet Hwy
10 Dec 6pm-8:30pm Hazel Postma 
Gabriola Island Mad Rona's Coffee Bar 10 Dec 10am-3pm Deborah Ferens
Kamloops  Thompson Rivers University
805 TRU Way 
10 Dec 10am-2pm Anneka Spice 
Kelowna Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch
1380 Ellis St
10 Dec 4pm-8pm Debbie Hubbard 
Langford  Starbucks 
719 McCallum Rd
5 Dec 5pm  Alexandra Chadwick 
North Saanich  Holy Trinity Church
1319 Mills Rd
9 Dec 12pm-2:30pm Penny Mayo 
Nelson Oso Negro 9 Dec 10am-3pm Alison Pierik
Prince George Art Space (above Books & Company)
1685 3rd Ave
10 Dec 6:30pm Kelly Mould
Smithers Coast Mountain College
3966 Second Avenue
10 Dec 10am-4pm Beth Richardson
Victoria  Esquimalt United Church 
500 Admirals Rd
9 Dec 12pm Elaine Hooper 
Victoria Adler University 
Seymour Street
10 Dec 10am Michelle Vezina 
Victoria Christ Church Cathedral
930 Burdett Ave
10 Dec 10am-12pm Susan MacRae 
Victoria  Serious Coffee and VanCity Community Room  
3075 Douglas St 
10 Dec  2pm-8pm AIV Group 27 
Vancouver  Amnesty International (Vancouver Office)
#430 319 West Pender Street
10 Dec 10am-3pm Don Wright 
Vancouver  Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
350 W Georgia St
8 Dec 10am-4pm Andrea Oakunsheyld 
Vancouver Britannia Community Services Centre
1661 Napier St
9 Dec 10am-4pm Group 17
Vancouver Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 49 AVE W
9 Dec 12:30pm-2pm Yvonne Marcus 
Vancouver Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 49 AVE W
11 Dec 7:30pm Andrea Oakunsheyld
Vernon Vernon Library
2800 30th Ave
9 Dec 10:00-3pm Tosha Mallette 
White Rock White Rock Library
15342 Buena Vista Ave
8 Dec 10:30am Mariann Northeast


Amnesty Members across the country gather for pop up art installations


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