Refugees face fear, shattered lives and often dangerous voyages in search of refuge. Canada has provided that refuge for many. However, over the course of the twentieth century, Canada has had mixed record in welcoming refugees, reacting generously to some while overlooking others. Refuge Canada provides the context for Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis and brings to light the challenges faced by refugees in Canada. The exhibition also shares stories of success and contributions made by people who came to Canada as refugees. Refuge Canada will be on display in The Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery from March 10 to November 11 and is included with Museum admission.
Supported by the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Family Foundation.