The University of Toronto Refugee Alliance (UTRA) was founded with an objective to raise awareness about refugee crises worldwide, and give students the opportunity to engage in refugee relief programs. UTRA has served as a platform for students to discuss various refugee concerns, both locally and internationally, advocate for refugees, volunteer and help with refugee relief efforts and fundraise for refugee emergencies.

UTRA serves to to spark interest among students from various disciplines at the University of Toronto to come together and devise solutions to provide relief for refugees worldwide.