Undocumented Residents Day, for a Toronto where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity

We are thrilled to invite you to the Undocumented Residents Day event, on Thursday August 24th.

For more than 30 years, the FCJ Refugee Centre has been amplifying the voices of Toronto’s most marginalized communities. We are proud to continue working alongside The City to invite all Torontonians to increase awareness, engage in discussion, and embrace Toronto as a true Sanctuary City, where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity. A Toronto we can all be proud of.

Undocumented Residents Day features an exhibition showcasing artwork and stories from undocumented residents in Toronto sharing their experiences. This collection of art and community materials is presented in the City Hall Rotunda from August 21st to 24th. The display, which is free and open to the public, has been organized by the City of Toronto’s Newcomer Office in collaboration with FCJ Refugee Centre, Access Alliance, and Migrants Rights Network.

It is our belief that by shedding light on these stories, we can work towards a more informed and supportive community that recognizes the importance of equal rights and opportunities for all.

In 2013, the City of Toronto was the first Canadian municipality to adopt an Access without Fear Policy to ensure access to City services, regardless of immigration status. More information about the policy is available on the City’s website.

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities.

On the occasion of Undocumented Residents Day, the City emphasised that, “as the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation and climate action, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.”

Mayor Olivia Chow and Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Vice-Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee, in partnership with the FCJ Refugee Centre and Access Alliance, will join members of the community to recognize Undocumented Residents Day.

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 5:30 p.m. (speakers begin at 5:45 p.m.)
Location: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

To confirm your participation in the, follow the link:

We hope to see you on Thursday August 24th at 5:30 p.m. to mark Undocumented Residents Day in Toronto!