In 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Harper is the second Canadian Prime Minister to have met His Holiness while in office. During the 2007 meeting His Holiness requested that Canada consider offering displaced Tibetans living in India the opportunity to resettle in Canada.
In December, 2010, the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced that Canada would welcome 1,000 displaced Tibetans living in Arunachal Pradesh, India to Canada over five years following an appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Canada’s Prime Minister in 2007.
Project Tibet Society was incorporated to support and coordinate the implementation of this project across Canada. Project Tibet Society entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) on June 9th, 2011.
Please take a moment to visit our site and then get involved in your community as we embark on welcoming our new friends and neighbours to Canada.