The Word Refugee Day Program was hosted by Canadian Christian Association (CCA) and Evangelical Asian Church (EAC) on June 22, 2012 in Brampton Ontario under the guidance on United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The event was held across Canada in several major cities.
Prof. Obaid Chaudry CMA, CA. past president of CCA, welcomed the guests on behalf of CCA and EAC, moreover he highlighted some accomplishments of CCA and EAC and explained the objectives of the World Refugees Day Program. Mr. Shabaz Sindhu explained about the UNHCR and World Refugees Day. There were several guest speakers including: Mr. John Gill, president CCA, Mr. Sharoon Gill, barrister and solicitor, Mr. Joseph Dean, Pastor Shaid Kamal, Jose Mathew, Mark Dozert, Adly Abanoub – representing Egypt, Medlum Meroginew – representing Iraq and Tabassum Iqbal. Several topics were covered by the speaker such as Private and Government Sponsored Refugees Programs, strategies on how to sponsor refugees. Daniel Niamat, executive CCA, closed the program with thanks remarks and encouraged everyone to get involved to help each other. The program was conducted by Augustine James of the ECA.