The Migrant Justice Clinic (MJC) is a non-profit organization that was formed as a result of long-standing concerns about access to justice for precarious and non-status migrants in the province of Quebec, particularly in the Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal area. The work team composed of a coordinator, a lawyer and a community organizer, as well as the The Board of Directors (BOD) – composed of 8 members including lawyers, social workers, interveners and managers – is currently working to set up a legal clinic to offer holistic services to precarious and non-status migrants (legal and psychosocial representation and accompaniment, community organizing and collective advocacy). The mission of the MJC is therefore person-based and community-based legal defense.


A practice of law - in the broadest sense - that is integrated with individual and collective struggles against the systems of oppression faced by precarious and non-status migrants 


A non-profit community legal clinic advocating for the civil, political, and socioeconomic rights of migrants with precarious status by providing holistic legal services and supporting their community mobilizations. 

The MJC is currently in the start-up phase and actively seeking funding, with the goal of having the clinic fully operational by October 2022. We thank the organizations and individuals who have issued letters supporting our fundraising efforts:

AQAADI- Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association

AGIR- Action LGBTQIA+ avec les immigrant.e.s et les réfugié.e.s

ASTT(e)Q- Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec

Andrés Fontecilla- MP of Laurier-Dorion, Québec Solidaire

Brigitte Jean, social worker et Youth Mental Health Program Administrator for the CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

CARI Saint-Laurent- Services aux immigrants

Montérégie Community Justice Center

Centre de pédiatrie sociale- Au cœur de l’enfance

Pointe-Saint-Charles Community Clinic

Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC-CTI)

CIUSSS Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal – Program Management – Youth and public health activities – Public Health and Community Organizing Program

Welcome Collective

Dr. Marie Beauregard, MD – Clinic for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (CDAR) - CLSC Côte-des-Neiges

The MAMAN Group, Movement for Autonomy in Maternity and for Natural Childbirth

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – representative in Canada

Le Pont – Shelter and services for asylum seekers recently arrived in Quebec

Doctors of the World

Movement against rape and incest – MCVI

Option – une alternative à la violence conjugale et familiale

Project Genesis

Radlaw – Radical Law Student Collective (McGill University)

RIVO : Intervention network for persons affected by organized violence

Sylvie Laurion, Psychologist – active member of RIVO

Solidarity Across Borders

Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI)

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