• A guidance for parents and kids: click here to watch the video


We continue to remotely offer as many services as possible by phone, e-mail, or any other electronic means available to us.
For any inquiries on any issue or situation related to immigration and refugee process, as well as about all our services please either contact us by emails or call 416-469-9754.


Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we are supporting only by phone. if you need help finding shelter, applying for Ontario Works or any other information, please contact us at 416- 469 97 54 or by email info@fcjrefugeecentre.org we are open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Youth Network

We are here for you during these difficult times! Our weekly drop-ins have moved to GotoMeeting. Every Wednesday, the FCJ Youth Network is meeting virtually to continue supporting one another while we practice physical distance.

Human Trafficking

The Anti-Trafficking and Migrant Workers Mobile Program is active Connect with us 416-469-9754 or to our Whats App phone 647-9712153 We are providing to Migrant Workers remote services in different languages.


Take from us what you need, and give to each other what you can

This is the guiding philosophy of not only the FCJ Refugee Centre, but is at the very core of our common humanity. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen an enormous shift in the ways in which we interact, live our daily lives, and see the world around us. We have seen the turmoil that can be …
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Statement of Solidarity with BIPOC

Racism, and in particular anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism which has been promoted by white supremacy and colonialism is the very foundation upon which both Canada and the United States have been built. The incidents we have seen in recent weeks, incidents repeated so many times over the course of weeks, months, and years, have been a scary reminder of …
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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 …
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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 …
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How to read food date labels and packaging

You are welcome to join us during our weekly webinar.

During the session of this Thursday learn about:

  1. Difference between expiration date and best-before date
  2. Food safety once a food has passed the best-before date
  3. Recognize the amount of food that is unnecessarily wasted in Canada and feel equipped to reduce waste at home.
  4. Know the difference between the various date label terms
  5. Understand when food is safe, or not safe to eat.

For registration please follow the link:


Going back to school during COVID 19: guidance for parents and kids

Many parents are worried about sending their kids back to school. During the session the FCJ Primary Care Clinic will walk you through some of the safety measures for kids, providing tips for the new school year.  We talk about new routines, the use of mask, physical distancing, social bubble, school transportation, etc


A muchas familias les preocupa que sus hijos vuelvan a la escuela. Durante la sesión, la Clínica de Atención Primaria de FCJ lo guiará a través de algunas de las medidas de seguridad para los niños y brindará consejos para el nuevo año escolar. Hablaremos de nuevas rutinas, uso de máscara, distanciamiento físico, burbuja social, transporte escolar, etc


Bridging Program for Students With Precarious Immigration Status

The FCJ Refugee Centre has been partnering with the Pro Bono Students OSGOODE Chapter since 2011. Since September 2018, a group of students from the CARL U of T chapter joined our efforts to support us as well. For this coming year, in September 2020 the Pro Bono U of T Chapter will be part of our program.

 The Uprooted Peoples Protection Program provides information for refugee claimants and non-status people, including conducting research on country conditions and other immigration and refugee issues, assistance with filling out legal forms, conducting in-person sessions for people looking for immigration information. Students focus their work in assisting clients to complete their Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations applications for Permanent Residence. Another unique aspect of this program is the provision of information specifically to people who have had their refugee claim denied, but are unable to return to their country. This comprehensive team works to support them in any and all ways possible with their refugee appeal.



The Bestie Book: Summer Edition

We know that the last couple of months have been anyhing but ordinary. But if there’s one thing we want you to know, it’s that we’re still here. Our door is still open. Home is still here. And you can count on us. We feel so privileged to have been able to move our weekly meetings to online formats, so that we can still see your beautiful faces every week! We’re loving watching movies together, and we’ll find new ways of safely being together in person as soon as we possibly can.

We’re coming in to the beautiful summer months, and we’re all enjoying the beautiful warm weather and sunny days. And even though our usual summer activities will have to be shuffled around a little bit, we’re going to make sure we have lots of fun, enjoy the sunshine, and spend as much of the beautiful summer months together as we can.

So that’s why we’re sending this to you. Something small to chronicle this time, and to share memories. And something you can have in your home to remind you that we’re here, waiting until we can sit around the kitchen table together again. Around that table, we are a community, and we are a family. Until then, wherever your kitchen tables are; spread out across Toronto and all borders; wherever you are, those kitchen tables belong to all of us.

To read the book click here 

With all our love,
Natasha, Cutu, Tee-Jay & Natalie
FCJ Youth Network





Working with Youth during COVID_19: opportunities for Youth

During this webinar we will talk about the impact of the COVID 19 in young people. The FCJ youth network members will share their stories and also will talk about the initiatives/activities that they implemented during the last period.

Join us and find out how to get involve in more virtual events that will help you to survive the pandemic.

Webinar is scheduled on Thursday August 27 at 10:30 am

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8877227493786003984

How to Apply for a Work Permit Webinar in English and Spanish

This session will allow you to find out Find out if you can apply for a work permit and how to do it. After identifying if you are eligible, we will provide a guide that describes the steps who have to follow in order to get or extend your work permit . the information is based on the experience we have at FCJ Refugee Centre supporting our clients applying to a work permit.

Webinar in English:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3619037434184350732


Para la sesion en espanol sigue el enlace:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2272049928251942412


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