Human Trafficking News and Events

The FCJ Refugee Centre offers direct services to people who have been trafficked, taking into account the range of supports needed. Walking with survivors through legal processes, immigration procedures, settlement and recovery, we take a holistic approach to ensure people are informed and empowered to steer their own course out of the trafficking experience. We ensure trafficked persons have access to orientation, legal assistance and referrals, information about their immigration options, appropriate housing, employment support, counseling and other forms of psycho-social support. The path out of human trafficking may take time, and we ensure that we walk with people the whole way.


Employment Opportunity at FCJ Refugee Centre

Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker The Youth Worker will support in the development and implementation of the Youth Alliance against Human Trafficking, a program which provides holistic support to young people from conditions of human trafficking, labour exploitation and sex trafficking. The project also established preventative measures by providing comprehensive access to information to equip vulnerable…

Full Immigration Status for All: Digital Rally on June 14

Call from the FCJ Anti-Human Trafficking Migrant Workers Mobile Program – Migrant Rights Network: 5 migrant farmworkers have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Hundreds of others are sick from Windsor, ON, to Kelowna, BC, to Brooks, AB. Migrant care workers remain trapped by employers who refuse to let them leave even to send remittances to families in need. Today…

Anti-Human Trafficking Work Challenges during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Finding Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

You are invited to register for this informative webinar Anti-Human Trafficking Work Challenges during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Finding Housing for Human Trafficking Victims. For registration follow the link:   Please register for Anti-Human Trafficking Work Challenges during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Finding Housing for Human Trafficking Victims on Jun 4, 2020 3:30 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/89840402830920203…

Anti-Human Trafficking online forum

Celebrating Courage, Renewing Commitment This forum provided in-depth knowledge and innovative approaches on how to maintain anti-human trafficking efforts and provide services to survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explored innovative ways of partnership collaboration during the pandemic. Recognize and understand how to navigate the system given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also…

International Migrant Trafficking Forum

Join the Legal Assistance of Windsor and FCJ Refugee Centre as we present a forum on the ongoing exploitation and trafficking of international migrants in Windsor . The more we arm ourselves with the critical knowledge of exploitation that is rife in our community, the better we can do to work towards a brighter future…

Workshop: Migrants’ Right to Heath & Well-Being

Migrants are often vulnerable to abuse by their employers and are afraid to speak up or form unions due to their precarious immigration status. Undocumented migrants, in particular, are reluctant to access essential services such as public health, education, and shelters due to fear of detention and deportation, exacerbating their vulnerability and isolation from the…

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING FORUM

DECONSTRUCTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: EXPLORING THE EXPLOITATION SPECTRUM AND PROTECTING SURVIVORS We had an excellent participation at the forum and we are looking forward for the next one.  Objectives: Provide participants with in-depth knowledge on innovative approaches to address the wide spectrum of experiences in situations of exploitation/human trafficking. Discuss remedies available outside the criminal justice…

New Project: Migrant Workers Welcome Centre

The FCJ Refugee Centre was one of the few organizations in Ontario who received  three year funding from the MCSS to continue working with exploited or at risk migrant workers. Currently, there is a lack of services, settlement and/or legal available to migrant workers who are exploited or at risk. To respond to this, the…

Human trafficking survivors led initiative

As part of the 2016 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week “The Power of Our Voices”, FCJ Refugee Centre in partnership with East Metro Youth Services embarked on a project to provide a safe space for survivors of human trafficking to voice their opinion on services and protection available and a lack thereof. The initiative…

Labour trafficking and internationally trafficked persons are particularly vulnerable

Provincial efforts should be equally focused on labour trafficking and internationally trafficked persons who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Members of the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network are embracing the Ontario government’s efforts to fight human trafficking by investing up to $72 million in an anti-human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and…

Human Trafficking strategy

International Victims of Human Trafficking are more unlikely to contact authorities and look for support FCJ Refugee Centre is commending Ontario Government’s efforts to end human trafficking in the Province. The announced investment of a $72 million budget in an anti-human trafficking strategy which includes raising public-awareness and improving survivor’s access to services, is encouraging…

Human Trafficking RoundTable

FCJ Refugee Centre and East Metro Youth Services have embarked in a short term project funded by Justice Department and related with this year’s victim awareness week. Briefly, we are hosting few focus groups with survivors of human trafficking to ask them about their experience with services they received or lack of such in their…

Forum: Building Community Support for LGBTQ+ People in Forced Labor (aka Human Trafficking)

Save the date! April 28 FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing the  Forum: Building Community Support for LGBTQ+ People in Forced Labor (aka Human Trafficking) Join FCJ Refugee Centre and other organizations to a forum to increase the dialogue around forced labor/human trafficking as it affects members of the LGBTQ+ Community both locally and globally. The…

Human Trafficking and Youth Forum April 12

 Addressing intersectionality and igniting change FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a one day forum to bring together multiple stakeholders including refugee and immigrant youth, youth workers, other field professionals and allies to participate in discussions around how multiple forms of human trafficking affect both domestic and migrant youth populations. Unfortunately, youth are under-represented in dialogues…

Second Roundtable on February 20

Join the members of the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network and prominent experts to continue the dialogue on human trafficking and discuss the elements of the Toronto anti-human trafficking response model. Objectives: •             Establish and foster relations between multi‐sector stakeholders, •             Continue to develop anti-human trafficking response model corresponding to the particularities of Toronto area…