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Support services for trafficked persons
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 program encompasses 3 projects:
- The Migrant Workers Mobile Program
- The Migrant Women’s Counter Human Trafficking Alliance
- The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking
The path out of human trafficking may take time, and we ensure that we walk with people the whole way.
Migrant Workers Mobile Program
This project plays a large role in bringing the discussion of labour trafficking to the human trafficking landscape in Canada. Through hosting capacity building and information sessions, the project prevents instances of labour and sex exploitation by informing migrant workers about labour and immigration laws, policies and available community supports.
The project also offers holistic case management to migrants working in any industry and of any immigration status, supporting specifically with immigration procedures, access to healthcare, and referrals. Individuals can connect with this program through WhatsApp.
You can contact the program on WhatsApp: 647-971-2153.
Migrant Women’s Counter Human Trafficking Alliance
The Migrant Women’s Counter Human Trafficking Alliance is a regional project that aims to enhance capacity and knowledge regarding the specific barriers and challenges presented in international cases where women have been victimized and marginalized by Human Trafficking.
At FCJ Refugee Centre we are committed to approaching women through a peer led model that will provide them with holistic information and access to wrap around services and support.
The goal of our weekly sessions is for participants to engage in community building and social connection. Sessions will provide a safe space and tight knit community for migrant women. This will allow the opportunity to form friendships, encourage healing, build awareness and promote resilience.
Weekly sessions include a number of planned workshops such as: utilizing art therapy to deal with anxiety, self-care tips, how to protect your mental wellbeing and group therapy sessions.
Please contact Chiara Rossi at email@example.com for further information.
Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking
This project provides access to wrap-around supports for migrant youth at-risk of and in conditions of human trafficking for the intent of labour and sex exploitation.
It implements a peer-to-peer approach in connecting individuals with lived experiences to inclusive and appropriate resources.
Additionally, the program conducts a youth-led preventative strategy in providing materials and hosting information sessions with the goal of increasing awareness about the intersectionality of youth and human trafficking, and increasing the capacity of service providers to support youth.
This project supports migrant youth who are 14 – 24 years old.
Join our Steering Committee
FCJ is inviting all youth to join our steering committee to help shape this project. Join us and have your voice heard!
- Honorarium for youth participation
- Access to wrap around supports for youth at risk or in conditions of human trafficking
- Connecting those with lived experiences to appropriate resources
- Capacity building and youth connection seminars
Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network
Since its inception in 2011, the FCJ Refugee Centre has coordinated the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network, organizing monthly meetings and working hard to raise awareness and grow the membership.
Through an anti-oppression anti-racism framework, the Network has worked collectively to develop a vision and mission that reflects the needs of counter human trafficking work in the GTA.
We have worked on campaigns, given deputations at City Hall, and worked with City officials. Collectively we have developed our understanding of each other’s work to offer support to each organization when needed, and have the knowledge and confidence in each other to refer people when appropriate.
The Network continues to grow and evolve, identifying new priorities and projects and working to develop an integrated and robust effort to counter human trafficking at multiple levels.
For more information, or to join the network, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and Support
- Referral to legal aid, lawyers
- Appeals to legal aid
- Help with forms which include: H&C or spousal sponsorship, family reunification
- To book an appointment, phone 416-469-9754
- Human trafficking survivors led initiative: From the Ground Up: Working with Survivors for Survivors, Summary report
- International Victims of Human Trafficking are more unlikely to contact authorities and look for support
- Provincial efforts should be equally focused on labour trafficking and internationally trafficked persons who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse