Who we are

We are a group of people, including Canadians and people originally from Burma, who sympathize with and have concern for people suffering inside Burma. In 1989, we founded Burma Watch International, a society for human rights, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Our objectives are:

  • To develop among our members a recognition of the importance of human rights in the Union of Burma.
  • To promote public awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic life of the people of Burma.
  • To promote and provide humanitarian assistance to those in need.

In order to achieve our objectives we are willing to work closely with all organizations and individuals who share our goals of democratic reforms and human rights in Burma.

We will take action on the local, national, and international levels according to our expertise and level of human resources.

Our activities include:

  • Monthly working and informational meetings of the general membership
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Fund-raising
  • Support activities in refugee camps along the Burma border
  • Talks, seminars and video shows
  • Cultural shows
  • Regular updates on the situation in Burma


Burma Watch International, A Society for Human Rights is incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta. Its activities are directed by an executive committee consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and three directors.


Our logo symbolizes the unified efforts of Canadians and Burmese expatriates to achieve human rights in Burma.

The map of Burma under the magnifying glass signifies that Burma will always be under scrutiny by Burma Watch International and that Burma Watch International will bring to the attention of the international community significant Burmese issues.

The Canadian Maple Leaf flag indicates that Burma Watch International is located in Canada.




Date last changed: 2010 March 20

Burma Watch International, 533 Buchanan Road NW, Edmonton, AB CANADA T6R 2B7
telephone: (780) 439-7555       email: info@burmawatch.org