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Amnesty International

Site: Barrie - No Physical Address

Service: Barrie Amnesty International Action Circle

Record #: BAR0420
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 15 Jan 2024


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Primary Contact Doreen Fernandes; Phone: (Residence) 705-770-9900; Email:
Alternate Contact Marilyn McKnight, Volunteer Coordinator and Barrie Amnesty International Book Club Coordinator; Email:


Address & Map
Meeting Location for Book Club - Barrie Public Library
60 Worsley St
Barrie, ON L4M 1L6
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Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Meeting Location for Book Club


Description (Service)

Write letters on behalf of non-violent prisoners of conscience in foreign countries whose human rights have been violated as well as human rights issues in Canada

  • On December 10th each year, local group holds an Amnesty International Flag Raising at the City of Barrie at 11 am
    • the Mayor or a City Representative helps to raise the Flag in honour of International Human Rights Day
    • Human Rights cases are highlighted during this event and people are welcome to sign letters and petitions
    • focus is on school groups attending, but all are welcome, local group promotes an annual friendly letter write-a-thon for schools and youth groups
    • In November an event Write for Rights is held at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library, check calendar for the date
    • letters are written to help draw attention to individuals suffering from human rights’ abuses and to offer support to Human Rights defenders around the world
    • has a write-a-thon kit of resources and current Human Rights cases, some are ongoing and some are urgent
    • registration starts in October, anyone interested in participating should email Doreen at for more information
  • holds local monthly book club via Zoom or in the Library on the second Thu of the month from Sep-May
  • National office is a registered charitable organization

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit


  • Dec 10 Flag Raising at City Hall, 11 am
  • Barrie Amnesty International Book Club: 7pm on the second Thu of the month Sep-May
  • Other Activities: hours vary, see website for details


Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
  • Call or email for information or to be added to email list to receive information about current activities and cases Amnesty International Canada is working on, email to be added
  • Barrie Amnesty Internation Book Club: contact the Coordinator at for more information and to join
  • Write for Rights in the Library: contact for more information and to join
Languages English
Fees None


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