Our Mission:


Students for a Free Tibet Canada works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence.


Our Mission

Students for a Free Tibet Canada works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. Our role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice.

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Our Impact

Our advocacy and community building work has shaped discourse within the Tibetan Freedom Movement and political justice movements at large. We have campaigned for and helped secure the safe release of Shokjang and numerous other political prisoners, and led campaigns that have cost the Chinese Government billions of dollars. Whenever Chinese leaders visit other countries, whenever China hopes to solicit foreign funding for their genocidal projects in Tibet, and whenever China tries to cover up the truth about Tibet, SFT is there!



UNiversity & Community Chapters

Our university and community chapters across the country serve as the lifeblood of our organization. With active chapters in British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec, students are organizing, fundraising, and connecting with Canadians from coast to coast.




SFT Canada was started in 2005 and has had offices in Vancouver, Montréal, and Halifax. Currently located in Toronto, we have well over a decade’s experience of educating Canadians about the Tibetan Freedom Movement and fighting for our core values.



VICToriES IN 2018

In 2018, we had one of our busiest years on record. Through an intersectional approach to grassroots organizing, we are continuing to fight for Tibetan freedom and using our experiences to ally with other social movements. This momentum keeps us going for a great year ahead.

HH THE 14th Dalai Lama

The achievements of Students for a Free Tibet show that nonviolent action does work.



Get Involved

With your support, we can do even more. Members form the core of our organization and allow us to keep on doing the work we do all-year-round. Whether you’re a student, an alumni, or a community member, there is a membership level for everyone. We also have ongoing opportunities for volunteering and appreciate one-time donations.



Members contribute to the ongoing operations of SFT Canada in so many ways. This is one of the most meaningful ways you can become involved.

Volunteer opportunities

Our fundraisers, events, and campaigns wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of volunteers. We appreciate your time and your effort in fighting with us for TIbetan freedom.

Make a ONE-TIME Donation

We are a not-for-profit organization and don’t rely on government grants or corporate donations. SFT Canada is community-powered and your donation allows us to do even more.