Human rights organizations

We hope the Observance and Memorial exhibition will compel visitors to take a more active role in genocide prevention, and to support those living around the globe who are impacted by wars past and present. The organizations listed below, both Canadian and international, can give you some ideas on how to get involved.

  • Amnesty International Canada - A global movement of over 3 million people committed to defending those who are denied justice or freedom
  • The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) - Aids survivors in overcoming the lasting effects of torture and war
  • Human Rights Watch - One of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights
  • PEN Canada - A nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad
  • STAND Canada - Leading organization in Canada for youth led anti-genocide advocacy and activism
  • Stop Genocide Now (SGN) - Through active education, advocacy and policy change SGN resolves to change the way the world responds to genocide
  • United to End Genocide - Largest activist organization in America dedicated to preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities worldwide
  • War Child Canada - a non-profit organization that helps raise awareness and support of war affected children globally through local and international initiatives
  • World Without Genocide - Works to prevent genocide by combating racism and prejudice, advocating for the prosecution of perpetrators, and remember those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by violence