Getting Ready for your Refugee Hearing / Preparandose para la Audiencia de Refugio Nov 17 10:30 am

This is an informative session online provided through our Public Education program.

You are invited to participate in our upcoming webinar on how to get ready for your refugee hearing. The webinar will be provided in   Spanish
Please feel free to share the information with your clients or anyone who wants to get familiar with the refugee hearings.

The event will be open since 10:00 am but the actual webinar will start at 10:30 am 

For registration:

Invitation in Spanish

Te invitamos a participar en la sesion informativa virtual (webinar) sobre como estar preparad@ para tu audiencia de refugio. La sesion sera facilitada en  Espanol el dia martes 17 de Noviembre a las 10:30 am

Para inscribirse:

New Canada Recovery Benefits: Who can Apply and What to Expect Nov 12

During this session you can learn about the Canada Recovery Benefits and how it works.
Facilitators from Canada Revenue Agency will provide an overview on The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, Canada Recovery Benefit, how to apply and how to get the benefits.
This will be an excellent opportunity to answer your questions about the CRSB

Date: November 12, 2020
Time: from 10:30 to 11:30 am



Day of the Dead: honoring the lives of migrants that have passed away in Canada and around the world

Day of the Dead Celebration for #StatusforAll 

Celebración del Día de Muertos por #Estatusparatodos 

1 de noviembre | November 1st

5pm – 8pm

Dufferin Grove Park

Más información / More information with: Marcus & Luis (  &


Anti-Human Trafficking Migrant Workers Program of FCJ Refugee Centre, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and Migrant Rights Network:

Join us between 5pm and 8pm on Sunday, November 1st at Dufferin Grove Park to honour the lives of migrants that have passed away in Canada and around the world as a result of COVID-19 and unjust immigration laws.

We will gather to remember and celebrate migrants, refugees, workers, students, and undocumented people that feed, clean, build, care for kids sick and elderly, that are essential to our communities but excluded from status and rights, particularly those that have passed away. We will be there united in our call for full and permanent immigration status.

Day of the Dead is a very important celebration in the latinx community – dating back to Indigenous traditions centuries old. Latinx members of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change will build an altar  to commemorate the lives of the departed, where we wait for their annual visit with their favourite food, music, art, flowers and community.

Everyone is invited to join us on November 1st. Please bring any offerings to remember migrants that lost their lives Canada and for your loved ones.

This is a COVID-19 safe event. We will be physically distant. Wear a mask.


Celebración del Día de Muertos por #Statusparatodos 

Acompáñenos entre las 5:00 p.m. y las 8:00 p.m. El domingo 1 de noviembre en Dufferin Grove Park para honrar las vidas de los migrantes que han fallecido en Canadá y en todo el mundo como resultado del COVID-19 y leyes de inmigración injustas.

Nos reuniremos para recordar y celebrar a los migrantes, refugiados, trabajadores, estudiantes y personas indocumentadas que alimentan, limpian, construyen, cuidan a niños enfermos y ancianos, que son esenciales para nuestras comunidades pero excluidos de estatus y derechos, particularmente aquellos que han fallecido lejos de su tierra. Estaremos allí unidos en nuestro llamado a un estatus migratorio completo y permanente para todos.

El Día de Muertos es una celebración muy importante en la comunidad latinx, que se remonta a las tradiciones Indígenas con siglos de antigüedad. Los miembros latinxs de la Alianza de Trabajadores Migrantes por un Cambio construirán un altar para conmemorar las vidas de los difuntos, donde esperamos su visita anual con comunidad  comida, música, arte y flores favoritas.

Todos están invitados a unirse a nosotros el 1 de noviembre. Por favor traiga cualquier ofrenda para recordar a los migrantes que perdieron la vida en Canadá y para sus seres queridos.

Este es un evento seguro de COVID-19. Mantendremos sana distancia. Use su máscara.




Access to Education and Fall Programs


Join us and learn about our Access to Education program, the English classes and other unique opportunities for anyone who wants to learn something new:

  • English and conversation classes 
  • Academic experience for youth: uprooted U 
  • Women’s Entrepreneurs initiatives 
  • Community Ceramic Art Class 
  • Meditation and Yoga online 
  • Food Distribution Program 
  • Cooking Class every other Thursday





Navigating the Refugee Process and Refugee Hearing Orientation Webinar on November 10th

If you are a refugee claimant, this webinar can help you to learn about what is going to happen during your refugee hearing. The conversation will include what to expect at the hearing, key elements to take in consideration during your hearing, what happen after your hearing, etc.

For registration click  here:


Housing Needs and Refugee Updates Webinars


1.The Impact of COVID-19 in the Immigration System

Date: Wednesday August 12 at 10:00 am

OCASI – The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is pleased to announce a webinar for frontline workers on: The Impact of COVID-19 in the Immigration System: Measures in the Refugee Process

Presented by Francisco Rico-Martinez Co-director, FCJ Refugee Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced government institutions to work differently. This webinar will present an overview on the impact of COVID-19 on the immigration and refugee system, including measures by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). We will look at how the IRB is gradually re-opening, how the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is resuming in-person hearings, the option of a file review and the video-conference hearings pilot, IRCC changes on inland refugee claims and more.

Register here:

2. Housing needs for immigrants and resources

Date: Thursday August 13 at 10:00 am

During this webinar we will provide an overview on the challenges that refugee claimants and precarious migrants face in finding a place to stay in the city, whether that is a temporary shelter or more permanent housing through the rental market. Join us on this webinar and learn about the housing situation for immigrants, what to do in emergency cases, how to find a shelter, how to search for a house. Also we will talk about resources like rent support from Ontario Works, furniture bank, etc.



3. Updates about Refugee Hearings and Procedures

Date: Thursday August 13 at 2:00 pm

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services and FCJ Refugee Centre invite you to attend a Virtual Info Session for refugee claimants. This is a free online information session on August 13, Thursday, at 2 pm. Learn about the new way of making a refugee claim inside Canada, the option of file reviews the resumption of in-person hearings at IRB’s Refugee Protection Division, the pilot project of video-conference hearings, and many more.

To register, please click this link:


Webinar on the Humanitarian and Compassionate application

The first week of August we are facilitating an informative session on the Humanitarian and Compassionate application in English and Spanish.

For registrations:

Wednesday August 5th at 10:30 am :

Para inscribirte en la sesion en espanol presiona el enlace y llena el formulario con tu nombre









Thursday August 6th at 10:30 am:
To register follow the link:



Refugee Hearing Preparation / Preparandote para tu Audiencia de Refugio

You are invited to participate in our upcoming webinar on how to get ready for your refugee hearing . The webinar will be provided in  2 languages:Spanish and English

Te invitamos a participar en la sesion informativa virtual (webinar) sobre como estar preparad@ para tu audiencia de refugio. La sesion sera facilitada en Ingles y Espanol

Miercoles Julio 22 Sesion en Espanol
 Para registrarte sigue el enlace siguiente:









Thursday July 23:   Webinar in English
For registration follow the link:


Virtual English Class on Monday July 20

FCJ Refugee Centre is starting the Virtual English Classes in Summer.

If you are interested in participate you only need a computer, tablet or phone with a webcam, access to internet and a quiet space.


Below you can find the Registration  link for the first English Class

Monday 2:00 pm (class is full, no more registrations available)

Monday 3:30pm :


El Centro de refugio inicia en Julio  las  clases de ingles online. SI estas interesad@ te invitamos a registrarte en la clase de las 3:30 pm


O Centro para Refugiados FCJ vai iniciar aulas virtuais de inglês na próxima semana. Caso tenha interesse de participar só é necessário ter acesso à um computador, celular ou tablet com camera, acesso à internet e um espaço silencioso.



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