You are making a difference!

Thanks to your donations we can support many families that don’t have access to emergency funds.

Thanks to your help we started supporting 30 homes. Due to the recent increase in your generous donations, now we have the capacity to provide food security measures to around a hundred homes.

With your generosity, we can keep supporting more families and individuals who have do not have income and do not qualify for emergency funds.

A BIG THANK YOU to each one of you!

For donations follow the link: https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/get-involved/donate/

Refugee Hearing and Appeal Preparation

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Refugee Hearing orientation sessions  online

Considering recent developments related to COVID-19,  we are providing Virtual  Orientation Sessions.

For registrations please contact Carolina Teves at cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Until further notice, all in-person hearings and mediations are suspended, except detention reviews and some admissibility hearings involving detained persons.

When hearings resume, the IRB will be flexible with respect to the application of its rules where the parties have difficulty complying with them due to the COVID-19 situation.

More information at the IRCC website:

 

https://irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/legal-policy/procedures/Pages/special-measures-covid-19.aspx

Refugee Appeal Divission

Practice notice on the temporary extension for time limits for filing a notice of appeal and perfecting an appeal.

More information : https://irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/legal-policy/procedures/Pages/temporary-extension-time-limits-rad.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Information sessions

During this difficult time with COVID-19 looming over us,  we are working hard to offer useful webinars and individual services you need to get through this difficult time.

We are currently providing webinars on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am
For registration contact Carolina Teves: cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org

This is a virtual conversation and will be focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on immigration issues, postponement of refugee hearings and resources available. Also, we will talk about what to do while you are waiting for your refugee hearing.

We cannot leave anyone behind

This is a call to include all people with precarious immigration status in all emergency benefits and measures for housing, health services, education, employment and income support during the present health crisis.

There has been a significant response to support Canadians. The Canadian Government’s Economic Response Plan was implemented to support workers and businesses facing unprecedented challenges – including those not eligible for the Employment Insurance (EI) program and those without paid sick leave. While we applaud these supports, there are glaring gaps. People who fall between the cracks are some of our most vulnerable community members.

Many marginalized and oppressed people who walk through the doors at Refugee and Migrant support centres across the country, find themselves in need of support.  Now, in light of COVID-19, the situation for these communities is increasingly unbearable.

Most migrant workers, refugees (claimants and rejected claimants) and non-status individuals are ineligible to apply for current supports. They do not qualify for EI and Canadian Revenue Agency managed programs. Often, they are paid at minimum wage, some even below. International students are already restricted to the number of hours they can work per week, limiting their access to EI.

More than 30 community organizations and groups in Ontario endorsed an Open Letter in Solidarity with Migrant Workers, Non-Status individuals and their families as community workers, organizers, volunteers, teachers, students and residents of Ontario, Canada.

In unique times like this, Canadians must come together and not leave anyone behind.\

To read the complete letter:

Click to access We-Cannot-Leave-Anyone-Behind-1-1.pdf

Borderless Voices

Borderless Voices is an open space for anyone who wants to share their story and experiences in Canada. Through this new space, FCJ Refugee Centre is featuring stories of refugees and other voiceless communities.

The first segment of this new section is focused on our 25 Anniversary and we are broadcasting short videos of successful stories and experiences from our former residents, clients, volunteers, friends and staff.