The Francisco Rico-Martinez Access to Justice Award is created to honour and continue Francisco’s leadership over three decades within the CCR. The award will be given on an annual basis to an individual, group of individuals or organization to support them in pursuing a project aligned with Francisco’s core commitments.
- OCASI | Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
- Sojourn House
- Romero House
About Francisco Rico-Martinez
Francisco Rico-Martinez worked all his life for justice and for more than three decades for the uprooted. He was President of the Canadian Council for Refugees from 1997 to 2001, as well as filling numerous other positions in the organization through the years – and never stopped being a leader, a teacher, an inspiration, a model, and a companion along the way, within the CCR and throughout the refugee and immigration advocacy communities.
With his wife, Loly Rico, he founded and co-directed FCJ Refugee Centre, an organization that offers hope and solutions to people who face closed doors everywhere else.
Contribute to the Francisco Rico-Martinez Access to Justice Funds
You can make a donation by cheque or bank transfer. Please fill out this form and send it to:
Canadian Council for Refugees
6839 Drolet #301
Montréal, Québec, H2S 2T1
You can also make a donation online by credit card: