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FCJ Refugee Centre

FCJ Refugee Centre
208 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6E 2V4
Carolina Teves, Communication and Networking Coordinator,
Kanishka Basnayake, Finance and Operations Coordinator,
Greater Toronto Area
Mon-Fri 9:30 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
People with precarious migration status including refugee claimants, people without status, victims and survivors of human trafficking * shelter -- refugee women and children
COVID-19 -- virtual support over the phone
* call main office or email, will reply in an hour
* services in Spanish, French, Urdu, Tibetan, Arabic and Portuguese


Migration -- legal information and support on immigration and refugee issues, work permits, student permits, permanent resident applications, and other issues -- new clients may drop in Mondays 9:30 am-4 pm
* Refugee Hearing and Appeal Preparation (Ready Tour) helping claimants through every step of the process

Settlement Shelter -- transitional housing for refugee claimant women and children
* help with the refugee process, including legal, mental health, social services and other referrals
* support and accompaniment to appointments

Primary Health Care clinic Wednesday mornings and Saturdays by appointment, no Ontario Health Insurance required
* support groups and activities for women
* job search help including writing a resume and cover letter
* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes

Youth Program -- for newcomer youth regardless of immigration status offering mutual support, volunteering and skills development, social and sports activities, Wednesdays 4 pm-6 pm

Services for victims/survivors of human trafficking -- holistic support and a full range of services through the process including orientation, legal information, immigration options, housing, employment support, and counselling

Migrant Protection Clinic program -- travelling clinic where FCJ staff help local agency staff to conduct a clinic
* help for migrants needing support and coaching for local staff to understand immigration processes

Migrants Workers Program -- 647-971-2153, call or through WhatsApp
* mobile service to support migrant workers by informing them about labour and immigration laws, human rights, and community supports

Public education -- workshops for service providers and others on legal information needs of refugee claimants and non-status people and on immigration and refugee procedures
* publications, public speakers
Call for an appointment or drop in Mondays (except holidays)
English; French - call front desk for appointment; Spanish; Arabic; Portuguese - access to interpreters for other languages
- Wheelchair accessible building from Glenhurst entrance but not washrooms
Non Profit
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FCJ Refugee Centre
Address: 208 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6E 2V4;
Phone: 416-469-9754