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The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada (加拿大台灣人權協會) was organized in 1991 to expand and continue the work of the 1989 Yih-Sheh Leo Support Committee. THRAC works for human rights in Taiwan, China, and Canada.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

2015 Annual General Meeting News

THRAC 2015 Annual Meeting was held at Taiwanese United Church in Toronto on June 20. About 20 members attended, along with Sheng Xue (盛雪) from the Federation for a Democratic China (中國民主聯盟主席) and Jamyang Tenzin, from Students for a Free Tibet. Rev. Moses Wu served as master of ceremonies. A generous table of refreshments was contributed by members, co-ordinated by Lin Pi-ling.


The meeting received work and financial reports and approved a proposal to financially support training in non-violent social transformation in Hong Kong. Two resolutions were passed – “Ending the death penalty in Taiwan” 呼籲台灣廢除死刑 and a “Renewed Call for Pardon for Chen Shui-bian” 特赦陳水扁決議案 2015.

The meeting elected the 2015 Executive Committee, which met on July 4 to assign roles.

The THRAC 2015 Executive Committee is:
Yeh Ming Tai 葉明泰 (New member) Webmaster
Edward Chung 鍾雅澤 Membership
Hsu Ching Fang 許菁芳 Secretary
Nikki Lin 林湘斐 Treasurer
Michael Stainton 史邁克 Treasurer
Austin Yan 顏立哲 (Corresponding Member) Assisting Webmaster

Friday, May 29, 2015

2015 THRAC Annual General Meeting

The 2015 THRAC Annual Meeting will be held on

Saturday, June 20
2:30 - 5:00 PM
六月20( 拜六)

下午2:30 - 5 

at the Taiwanese United Church in Toronto
53 Cummer Avenue
Toronto, ON  M2M 2E5

*This year there is no dinner, no tickets to reserve*
今年只共享茶點, 不必買餐票

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award

The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada
invites you to attend the presentation of the first
Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award
Dr. Ed File, Teacher of Empowerment

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Taiwanese United Church in Toronto
53 Cummer Avenue, North York
followed by a Human Rights Fair and Reception

Free admission - All are welcome!  
For inquiries, contact thracanada@gmail.com.

The 2014 recipient of the Albert J.F. Lin Human Rights Award is Rev. Dr. Ed File. Human Rights are rarely given as gifts from the powerful. Rather they must be demanded and fought for, often with great sacrifice. But how do oppressed people do this in an effective, sustained, organized and peaceful way?

For over 50 years Ed File has trained and inspired leaders of marginalized people to fight for their rights - in Canada (Canadian Urban Training Project, CUT), globally (World Council of Churches URM Advisory Committee) and in Taiwan (Taiwan Urban Rural Mission). In his 32 years of work with Albert Lin in the TURM, Ed played a key role in Taiwan’s peaceful democratization. He has also empowered trainees from North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in programs held all over the world. Ed's partner Donna Loft has also been part of this work, especially in relation to the Taiwan Aboriginal URM. ​

Please invite your friends and join us on December 13 for the awards presentation and human rights fair to acknowledge and continue the long-time work of those who work for human rights.