To offer holistic support to refugee and migrant children navigating immigration, legal and social services systems in Ontario.
We work to ensure that children and youth are empowered in their own lives and that the immigration processes and other systems they are navigating are responsive to their individual needs and circumstances.
An immigration system in Canada and a settlement landscape in Ontario where children’s rights are upheld, children’s voices are amplified and valued, and the needs of all children are met through access to the opportunities and supports they require.
Access to Justice
The Child’s Voice
We offer holistic case management, direct services and quality referrals to refugee and migrant children based on their particular needs. These needs may include:
Immigration System Navigation
Legal Information and Referrals
Access to Education
Health Care System Navigation
Child Welfare System Navigation
Income Security Program Referrals
Shelter and Housing
Basic Needs Support
The Centre for Refugee Children provides services to refugee and migrant children of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. We strive to make appropriate referrals to settlement agencies in the community that serve the unique needs of LGBTQ+ refugee and migrant children and youth.
Steve Meagher, Director
416-469-5067 x 1
Heaven Tessfay, Child & Youth Settlement Worker
416-469-5067 x 2
Maria Ramírez Bolaños, Child & Youth Settlement Worker
416-469-5067 x 2
Jenn McIntyre, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
416-469-5067 x 3
Feven Iket, Child & Youth Housing Worker
416-469-5067 x 4
Paula Origua, A Roadmap to Justice Project Coordinator
416-469-9754 x 258
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