Refugee claimants

Refugee Hearing Simulation

For many refugee claimants, their hearing can be quite stressful.

To help them prepare for the D-Day, FCJ refugee Centre is simulating a refugee hearing.

This will be a great opportunity for participants to learn: 

  • What will happen during their refugee hearing

  • How to prepare for their hearing 

  • Who can participate in their hearing 

Refugee Appeal Session


FCJ Refugee Centre is organizing a free orientation for refugee claimants appealing the negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).  

This information session will enable refugees to know:

  • What they need to do to appeal their negative decision

  • What documents they need for their appeal

  • What happens during an appeal to the RAD

Refugee Appeal Session

Refugee claimants who received a negative response are invited by FCJ Refugee Centre to an information session.

Participants will be able to learn more on:

  • What they should do if they received a negative decision on their hearing

  • Where they should go if they want to appeal

  • Who can help them prepare an appeal

  • Are they eligible for an appeal

Refugee Housing Toronto

The Romero House (RH) is organizing an information session on refugee housing in Toronto.

Participants will be asked to ponder on the following questions:

  • What do you think the city’s priorities need to be?

  • How ca the city of Toronto improve housing opportunities?

This free session will be facilitated by a community partner.

Cathay House Spring Gala

Cathay House, a communal residence that provides transitional housing for women refugee claimants and convention refugees is organizing its spring gala.

Participants will be able to make the most of:

  • Inspiring stories

  • Lively entertainment

  • Three course meal

Date : Sunday, 9th of June, 2019

Time: 4:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m

Refugee Hearing Program Volunteer Training

On top of being complex, refugee hearings can be quite a source of anxiety for refugee claimants.

Most of them go through anxiety, fear, and emotional anguish.

To help assist the claimants, Matthew House has developed a Refugee Hearing Program (RHP).

This program aims to prepare claimants for their hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

This training will provide an overview of the Refugee Hearing Program (RHP) and the refugee determination process.

Workshop On Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience

Building Migration Resilience In Cities Partnership (BMRC/IRMU) in collaboration with International Migration Research Centre (BMRC/IRMU) and the Balsillie School Of International Affairs (BSIA) are organizing a workshop on Fostering Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience, Research, and Action.

The workshop will focus on: gender-responsiveness and intersectionality, and fostering resilience among newcomers in the region.

Emphasis will be laid  on temporary migrants (low and high skill), international students, and refugee claimants.