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.

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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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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we talk about the impact of the COVID-19 on women facing an abusive relationship. We also review how women are trapped with their abusers, especially migrant women that do not have access to resources.

If you or someone you know is being abused, you can contact The Assaulted Women’s Helpline

GTA       416.863.0511
GTA TTY                416.364.8762
TOLL-FREE           1.866.863.0511
TOLL-FREE TTY   1.866.863.7868
#SAFE (#7233)   On your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified – in some countries, calls to helplines have increased five-fold.

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.Like in previous years, this year’s International Day will mark the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2020, which is International Human Rights Day.

Several public events are being coordinated for this year’s International Day. Iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future.

More details:  https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

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:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/254866106673931791

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

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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

Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4391604883255049228


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 (marcus.padilha@fcjrefugeecentre.org  &  Lmata@fcjrefugeecentre.org


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.




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