May 6, 2023 - August 27, 2023
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 a 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.
Drawing upon oral histories, archival images, artifacts and interactives, Refuge Canada shares the stories of refugees in an evocative and engaging way. The exhibition aims to create a setting for visitors to make a personal connection to the feelings of pain, danger and hope experienced by refugees, and to be inspired and informed on refugee issues in Canada today.
Created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
More information on this exhibition can be found here.
You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (6 p.m.) at Resurgo Place for the opening reception of Refuge Canada.
Marie Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will be in attendance.
Food and refreshments will be served.
Resurgo Place is located at 20 Mountain Road in Moncton.
We look forward to greeting you for this special event!