Toronto’s FCJ Refugee Centre Allows Asylum Seekers To Share Their Stories

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  • Liam Casey
  • Canadian Press
  • HuffPost

TORONTO — Inside a large brick home in midtown Toronto, people pore over documents needed to file refugee claims, discuss the legal aid system, and work through the challenges of finding housing.

Hunaina, a Somali-Kenyan refugee who came to Canada with her sister and two younger brothers, is pictured at the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto on Tuesday July 10, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Hunaina, a Somali-Kenyan refugee who came to Canada with her sister and two younger brothers, is pictured at the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto on Tuesday July 10, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

The FCJ Refugee Centre is a place where those who’ve been accepted as refugees help others seeking asylum deal with all sorts of practical issues.

It’s also an environment where people can share why they came to Canada and their hopes for the future — narratives many at the centre feel are important to larger conversations about refugees and…

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