To welcome and support refugee claimants in our community.
We do this by:
Providing assistance with refugee claim process
MCRS is often the first stop for refugee claimants in Canada. We provide immediate assistance in completing their claim forms and applications, help in finding legal counsel, aid in applying for work permits, and help in navigating through other complex immigration-related processes.
Accessing a network of settlement support
A new country, language, climate and culture bring many challenges for families struggling to meet their basic needs. MCRS helps orientate refugee claimants in their new community while offering help in finding shelter, obtaining social assistance, accessing healthcare, and finding educational opportunities.
Building communities of mutual support
Refugee claimants fleeing violence and oppression badly need a network of support, unfortunately many families fleeing their homeland have left everything behind. We help build a community of support for these families through activities and informal gatherings.
Advocating for a fair and just environment for refugees in Canada
The local community can play a powerful role in helping refugee claimants. Issues such as unfair legislation, legal barriers to families’ reunification, and unfair appeals are all significant obstacles facing refugee claimant families.
MCRS helps by raising awareness in the community, by participating in national events, and by educating for change at both the national and local levels.
That refugees experience welcome, compassion, inclusion, and justice.