We are the Amnesty International group of Amnesty International Canada, participating in local and international activism to increase human rights awareness.
Canadian Amnesty supporters launched Amnesty International Canada in 1973. Our first president, Dr. John Humphrey, was a leading author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The work of Amnesty International Canada is based on the mission of our global movement. Within this mission, we give priority to specific human rights issues. This allows us to take advantage of strengths and opportunities we have in Canada to build respect for human rights here and around the world.
Amnesty International is a global movement of 2.8 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.
Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty International operates independently of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.