NEWSLETTER: October 23 – Thank you for making Night For Rights a huge success!


October 23rd, 2021

This week’s highlights:

  • NIGHT FOR RIGHTS 2021: Thank you for your support!
  • We’re hiring two Project Managers for our new Afghanistan project

Night For Rights 2021

– Photographs by The Canadian Press


A huge thank you to the JHR community for joining us at the Brick Works and online to make Night For Rights 2021 a tremendous success! After a necessary hiatus in 2019, it was good to celebrate our mission, successes and the community that makes it all happen again.

Thank you to Masai Ujiri, Lyse Doucet, Adrienne Arsenault, Karyn Pugliese, Roya Shams, Moro Siaka Diallo and Patrick Egwu on lending their powerful voices to remind us all why human rights around the world must remain high on Canada’s agenda and why JHR’s work matters so much. We will share their speeches in the coming days.

On Wednesday night, you raised $49,315 (and counting), more than doubling our live fundraising target and covering the costs of 16 safe evacuations from Afghanistan. That’s 16 lives, rescued from extreme risk and fear under Taliban rule — and changed forever. We can only do this work with your support and our live fundraiser remains open for your contributions.

Thank you to Unifor, Clair Balfour, Alison Loat, Karim Bardeesy, Theresa Ebden, Robert Vokes, Jennifer Hollett, Mary V Mathers, Janice Neil, Richard Linley, Adrienne Arsenault, Jamie Donovan, Alison Broddle, Paul Deegan, Karyn Pugliese and the numerous others in our pool of 103 donors who helped us smash our fundraising goal. And we were pleased to have The Auctionista back for another year to make that happen.

JHR is grateful to our Partner sponsors Accenture, Global News, CBC and CTV News, Gold sponsor Power Corporation of Canada, Publicity Sponsor The Canadian Press and Hospitality Sponsors Ontario Craft Wineries, Lost Craft Brewing Co and Mezcal Verde Amaras for making the event possible.

We are also grateful to Three Anonymous Donors who joined as the night’s Platinum Sponsors and Louise Penny, CIBC, Facebook, Google, TD Bank, The Globe & Mail, RBC, Canadian Bankers Association, Unifor and CWA Canada for coming on board as Honorary Sponsors.

And many, many thanks due to the Fisher family, Peter Donolo & Mary Cruden, APTN, Anonymous, New Gold, Massey College, Alethea Au/Stikeman, the Delaney family and Unifor for purchasing tables and tickets.

Two Project Managers for
our new Afghanistan project



For our new project ‘Upholding Human Rights and Dignity for Vulnerable Afghans’, JHR is looking to hire a Project Manager (Canadian Partners) and Project Manager (Operations). Please see below for basic information and click here for full job descriptions.

LOCATION: Remote (in Canada).
Applicants must be located in Canada and eligible to work in Canada.

DURATION: 6 months (extension or renewal is contingent on project funding and performance.)


TRAVEL: There is no domestic or international travel required for both roles.


Your support allows us to continue our innovative work around the world!



Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge the land on which the Journalists for Human Rights’ head office operates and
recognize the longstanding relationships Indigenous nations have with these territories. For thousands
of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the
Mississaugas of the Credit River. Tkaronto (Toronto) is in the Dish with One Spoon Territory and is
home to Indigenous peoples from many nations across Turtle Island who continue to care for this land

To read more on JHR’s land acknowledgement, click here.

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