Getting Help
In Canada.

I Am Currently In Canada and I Need Help

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How Do I Find Local Resources?

WHAT IS THE ASYLUMCONNECT CATALOG?

Available in Canada since 2019, the “AsylumConnect Catalog” is the first and only resource website and mobile app designed for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people in need.

Search our free resource catalog to connect with verified LGBTQ-affirming and immigrant-friendly services in Canada. If you are filing a LGBTQ+ refugee claim, undocumented or simply in need of free LGBTQ-friendly services, you can use AsylumConnect to easily identify and access safe help.

How To Find Help

Here’s how it works:
  1. Select your language and Canada as your country
  2. Enter your address or city in Canada
  3. Select all of the service types (such as legal, housing, medical, mental health, food, education and employment) you are searching for from the “Service Type” drop-down menu
  4. Click on any organization in the search results to learn more about its services, access requirements and visit instructions
  5. Sign-up for a free user account to save and share your resources, rate and review your experiences, and more!

Questions?

Go to our FAQs page to view answers to some common questions about AsylumConnect and using our free website and app to find safe services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people in need.

How To Seek LGBTQ+ Asylum In Canada

UNITED STATES -CANADA BORDER CLOSES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

On March 20, 2020, the US announced that travel across the borders with Mexico and Canada will be stopped. Canada and Mexico are also stopping people from crossing borders. Canada will turn back asylum seekers who cross the border from the US. For more information on how COVID-19 is impacting refugee claims in Canada, see this blog post.

STEPS TO MAKE A LGBTQ REFUGEE PROTECTION CLAIM IN CANADA

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR LGBTQ REFUGEE CLAIM IN CANADA

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PRELIMINARY DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR LGBTQ REFUGEE CLAIM IN CANADA

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