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2017 Refugee Night

This is an invitation to attend this year's Refugee Night, which will take place on Thursday, February 23th at the University of Ottawa Alumni Auditotium from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Education in Action will be providing brewed coffee and 1£ bags of Café Justicia will be available for sale. If you would like to volunteer and help with this event, please let us know (

Refugee Night is an annual event co-sponsored by the University of Ottawa, CARL uOttawa, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Refugee Hub. This evening of theatre and education brings together students, faculty and other community members to explore domestic and global issues related to forced migration policy.

Refugee Night also provides an opportunity to publicly present the Roberto Miranda Award. This award acknowledges the outstanding contributions to human rights and social justice made by community member who came to Canada as a refugee. The award is also meant to recognize the positive qualities that emerge from refugee experiences, including courage, resilience, a willingness to put others first, and a respect for humanity.

The evening also showcases original dramatic pieces and performed by the University of Ottawa's own law students and members of the legal community in Ottawa. Combined with inspiring guest speakers, Refugee Night is always an informative, thought-provoking, and moving experience.

Applications for the 2017 Expedition to Guatemala

Education in Action is now in the process of organizing the next delegation to Guatemala. The project is tentatively scheduled to run from March 2-16, 2017. You will find further information in the document link to the application form below. If you interested, we invite you to complete and return the application to

EIA 2017 Project Applications
C/O Janet St. Jean
233 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0P1

Applications should be submitted before November 4, 2016.

Click HERE to download the Guatemala 2017 Application Form.

CCDA Dedicates School to Roberto

With funding and an expedition team of volunteers from Education in Action, the CCDA built a school the village of Ixoloc San Pedrito. This is a presentation that Leocadio gave to the agriculture secretary on the opening of the school which the CCDA dedicated to Roberto Miranda. Click HERE to view the presentation.

Education in Action Gift Cards

The 2013 Education in Action gift cards are available for purchase at $10.00 for a packet of 8. Just email and ask for them.