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Project Overview

The Centre for Refugee Children provides direct settlement services to refugee and migrant children in Ontario, with a specialized focus on ensuring access to justice for unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) who are navigating the refugee claim process or other immigration proceedings. In addition to serving UASCs across the province, accompanied refugee and migrant children who have exceptional legal and settlement needs may also be eligible to access services and support from the Centre.

Through its establishment, the Centre for Refugee Children aims to strengthen connections with community organizations and government divisions to improve immigration, child welfare and settlement outcomes for children and families supported by the project. The Centre also engages in public education and advocacy initiatives in response to issues impacting unaccompanied and separated children in Ontario and throughout Canada.

Our Partners

The Centre for Refugee Children has been developed as a partnership project of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre and FCJ Refugee Centre, two leading settlement organizations based in Toronto, each with a long history of providing integrated services and support to refugee claimants and precarious migrants. For additional information about Christie Refugee Welcome Centre and FCJ Refugee Centre, please visit their websites.

The Centre for Refugee Children is made possible through the generous support of The Law Foundation of Ontario, the Hodgson Family Foundation, the Gooder Foundation, Bell Canada and the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation.

For more information about The Law Foundation of Ontario and the projects it supports, please visit