STAND UP FOR TIBET!
Dear friend of Tibet,
Last month China began demolishing buildings and forcibly evicting students at Serta Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Tibet. China has said it intends to evict 5000 monks and nuns by the end of this year. Students who have already been evicted are forced to undergo re-education and to promise that they will never to return to Larung Gar.
Help us to strengthen Tibet’s voice in Ottawa!
We know that Canadians want our new government to do more to defend human rights in Tibet. We need your support to bring that message to Ottawa! The Canada Tibet Committee works every day to keep Tibet on our government’s agenda:
· Following the federal election, the CTC met with Members of Parliament to re-build the Parliamentary Friends of Tibet and we participated in the PFT’s inaugural meeting;
· The CTC advocates for political prisoners by submitting an annual list to the Government of Canada. This year our focus is Tibet’s Panchen Lama, detained since 1995;
· In April, the CTC organized a visit to Ottawa for the Tibetan Minister of International Relations to update Members of Parliament about the Tibet issue;
· In June, the CTC launched a “youth engagement for Tibet” project and held an exchange program with Ottawa-based Tibetan interns;
· In September, the CTC appealed to PM Justin Trudeau to support Tibet during his first official visit to China;
· In October 2016, the CTC urged the Government of Canada to demand reciprocal access for Canadian diplomats wishing to visit Tibet.
There is much more work to do…
In November, the CTC welcomed Tibet’s political leader Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay on his first visit to Ottawa since the election of Canada’s new government. Dr. Sangay met with Members of Parliament, received a standing ovation in the House of Commons, and appeared before the Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights. You can read more about these events on the CTC Facebook page /Canada Tibet, or on Twitter @CanadaTibet.
Please take a moment to make a generous donation today. Your contribution will be used directly for Tibet advocacy in Canada. With our heartfelt thanks,
Carole Samdup, Executive Director
Tenzing Musu, Coordinator Donor Relations
DONATE TODAY AND SUPPORT TIBET!
The CTC is funded entirely by private donations and special events. Making a donation to the Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) is an important way to ensure that we continue our work on behalf of Tibet and the Tibetan people. In addition to funding our activities, your donation ensures that the CTC can function on a daily basis as Canada’s leading organization fighting for human rights and freedom in Tibet. The CTC publishes its annual financial reports on our website at www.tibet.ca.
3 WAYS TO GIVE
1. Send a cheque or money order by mail. Be sure to include your name and address so that we can thank you. Also include your email address to be placed on our email list. Mail your cheque to the Canada Tibet Committee, 1425 Rene Levesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1T7.
2. Support the CTC through an automatic monthly donation directly from your chequing account. Send a “void” cheque along with a note authorizing the amount to be deducted each month (or use the form below). Or contact a CTC representative directly by calling 514-487-0665 or emailing our National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Donate online at any time by visiting our website at http://tibet.ca/en/join_donate/
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