“Struggle for Survival” is an event supported by the Scadding Court Community Centre in Toronto, Canada, and the office of Toronto City Councillor Raymond Cho. Jihyun Kwon, one of the organizers, asked CanKor to help promote the event, whose purpose is to raise funds to assist North Korean refugees in Toronto. See details in the poster below.
The event is sponsored by “North Koreans in Canada,” a small non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to serving North Korean refugees (both status and non-status) living in Canada. According to this organization, there are currently about 2,000 North Koreans who have found refuge in Toronto, but still struggling to survive.
North Koreans in Canada’s mandate is to provide hope and leadership for all North Korean Refugees residing in Canada. Their mandate contains two key objectives:
- Raising awareness among Canadians about the critical human rights infringement that occurs within North Korea and about the aforementioned barriers North Koreans face as they settle into their new homes; and
- Making resources available in the context of North Koreans in Canada for language-related programs and services, health-related services, recreational programs, legal services and economic opportunities programs.
- A North Korean refugee’s tale of tragedy and bravery (thestar.com)
- North Korean refugees in Toronto carry burden of fear (CanKor.ca)
- Anonymous: Why North Korean Refugees Remain Nameless (CanKor.ca)
- Admitting North Korean Refugees: A Canadian Perspective (CanKor.ca)