Human Rights Need You!
Whether you have five minutes to take a quick action right now, you’re looking for a way to get more involved in your community, or anything in between, we need you to speak up, show up, and stand up for human rights today.
Together, we are a powerful force demanding that everyone’s human rights be protected. Check out the options below to get started!
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Get Really Involved
Sign and share our priority online petitions. Our petitions and urgent email actions are sent directly to decision-makers and create results. You can also create momentum for change after signing our actions by participating in our social media messages and responding to our invitations to get more involved. (Downloadable petitions available HERE)
Latest Online Petitions
- Stop revenge executions in Iran
- End the protest bloodshed in Iran
- Pegasus Project: Demand an end to targeted surveillance of human rights defenders
- USA: Stop the rollback on abortion
Urgent Letter-Writing Actions
Amnesty International encourages supporters to write appeal letters directly to officials who are in a position to end a human rights violation and to write solidarity letters directly to people wrongfully detained or targeted for their human rights work.
Latest Urgent Letter-Writing Actions
- South Sudan: Forcefully returned critic held incommunicado
- USA: Execution set after 32 years on death row
- Thailand: Child protestors targeted
Find a Group, Fieldworker or Coordinator Near You
Click here to view the full map of Amnesty Community Groups, Fieldworkers, Coordinators and groups across Canada
If your browser is unable to render the map above, click here.
If you’d prefer a listing of groups, click here.
Trainings, Workshops and Other Events
(Online calendar is under reconstruction!)
Resources for Activists
Resources for Amnesty activists, community groups, specialized teams and anyone tabling for Amnesty at school or community events. This is where you will find petitions for download and other materials for public outreach and engagement.
Resources for Educators
Free human rights education resources for use in classroom, home school, and community settings. Topics include climate justice, immigration detention in Canada, ending gun violence, letter writing, a guide on well-being for youth, and more. Some resources also in French.
Volunteer with Amnesty
New to Amnesty?
Fill out the following form so that we can get to know you a bit better. We will be in touch to direct you to one of our upcoming orientations!
Across Canada, Amnesty members in senior volunteer positions are using their skills and experience to further the cause of human rights. Senior volunteer positions do require a commitment in time, but the rewards of such work are immensely satisfying.
The branch provides training and support for senior volunteer positions.
Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
Support for your Activism
ACTIVISM GUIDE AND PLANNER
Essential tools, resources and training materials for organizers, campaigners and activists.
ONLINE LEARNING CENTRE
Amnesty 101 and several short skills-based courses.
Get funding for your activism projects! Amnesty International Canada has three funds
available to fund your work for human rights in your community.
FIND YOUR LOCAL FIELDWORKER
Need a fieldworker to help your group? Need a guest speaker for your school class or at a community event? Contact the Fieldworker closest to you!
- Go to this map.
- On the left side under ‘Fieldworkers’, click on the area closest to you. >
- Under ‘Description’, you should now find the name and contact information for the fieldworker responsible for that area.
OUR ACTION CENTERS
430-319 W Pender St
Toronto (GTA) Regional Office
1992 Yonge St 3rd Floor
Ottawa National Office
312 Laurier Ave E.