We are calling to immediately evacuate individuals and families living emergency and refugee shelters into hotel rooms so that all precariously housed residents are provided with the opportunity to effectively isolate and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.\
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.