Upcoming Feature Exhibit
January 25 – May 9, 2020
Refuge Canada explores Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis. Through images, soundscapes, first person accounts and artifacts, this powerful exhibition begins “no one wants to be a refugee, anyone could become a refugee.” Moving through major waves of arrival from Second World War era up to present day, Refuge Canada does not shy away from opportunities to portray the darker chapters of history. Hopeful stories of optimism and success are balanced by moving accounts of shattered lives, fear, and examples of Canada’s mixed record in welcoming refugees. Refuge Canada is a travelling exhibition created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Supported by TD Bank Group.
Photo: Moynerghona refugee camp, Bangladesh, December 15, 2017. Credit: © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell