On February 20, 2013, Toronto City Council passed a motion for an Access Without Fear policy declaring Toronto a ‘sanctuary city’ for all, irrespective of immigration status.

The original motion reads that:

  • City Council re-affirm its commitment to ensuring access to services without fear to immigrants without full status or without full status documents.
  • City Council request the Federal government to establish a regularization program for undocumented residents
  • City Council request the Provincial government to review its policies for Provincially-funded services for undocumented residents with a view to ensuring access to health care, emergency services, community housing and supports for such residents within a social determinants of the health framework.
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