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About these resources

The Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) invites all English as Additional Language (EAL) classrooms across Canada to incorporate activities and webinars developed for Refugee Rights Day.

Refugee Rights Day in Canada pays tribute to April 4th as the day that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was interpreted to guarantee refugees the same basic rights as anyone in Canada – to life, liberty, and the security of the person. For campaign and activity details, visit RefugeeRightsDay.bcteal.com.

The tools were developed for classrooms large and small, formal and informal, public education, continuing education, post-secondary institutions, Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC), and international language schools. They include:

  • A classroom activity package
  • A noon Tutela webinar (April 4, 12-1 pm, Pacific Daylight Time) with EAL colleagues nationally joined by Amnesty International Canada and the Canadian Council for Refugees
  • An evening Tutela webinar (April 4, 7-8 pm PDT) with Taslim Damji, Intercultural Specialist from MOSAIC Works and Refugee Rights Day materials developer
  • Opportunities to connect and reflect on the day through social media channels.