Loly Rico is the Co-Director of the FCJ Refugee Centre, with over 27 years’ experience welcoming and walking with up-rooted people. Head of the settlement services programme, with expertise in setting up a safe environment for vulnerable populations. Loly Rico is the past president of the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR). Loly Rico’s efforts were recognized by the City of Toronto with the Constance E. Hamilton award in 2004. She also has been supporting various organizations and committees at the Municipal, Provincial and National levels with expertise in Immigration, Settlement and Gender Issues. As part of the Canadian Senate's 150th anniversary on 2017, Loly received a medal in recognition for her work with the community. She also is the 2017 recipient of “The Spirit of Barbra Schleifer Award”. Loly Rico She has been immersed in community work and has many years of experience working with refugees and precarious migrants in Canada supporting their integration into Canadian society with dignity. In recent years, she has worked closely with other service providers in the city of Toronto to develop a response model to combat human trafficking and to provide holistic services for trafficked persons.