February 22: An open conversation about different forms of Human Trafficking

AN OPEN CONVERSATION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING THROUGH AN ANTI-OPPRESSIVE LENS

The Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network and other community partners invites you to join a community discussion on ONtario’s Human Trafficking awareness Day.

Registration through Eventbrite: https://humantraffickingawarenessday.eventbrite.ca

Featuring organizations working against different forms of Human Trafficking in Ontario, followed by a Q&A and press conference.

DATE:          February 22, 2019

TIME:          10:00 AM TO 12:00PM

VENUE:       The Mary Ward Centre

ADDRESS:  70 ST. Mary street, Toronto ON
M5S 1J3

 

If you have questions please contact:
Luis Mata, Anti-Human Trafficking coordinator at FCJ Refugee Centre

Lmata@fcjrefugeecentre.org

416-4699754 ext. 242

 

Volunteer orientation session February 28

BE PART OF FCJ REFUGEE CENTRE COMMUNITY
If you want to learn and support refugees and other precarious migrants, join our team of volunteers and make a difference.

Register for the session here and Send your resume and volunteer form to Carolina Teves at cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org
Date: Thursday February 28th, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Address: 208 Oakwood Ave (FCJ Refugee Centre location)

Get involved with the CCR Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement Project

The FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Network would like to invite your Youth Group to collaborate and participate at the CCR Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement Project.

The aim of the project is to activate local CCR Youth Network Branches where newcomer youth, (not born in Canada) between 16 and 25 years old,  develop their leadership skills and  motivate other newcomer youth to get involved and together strategize around issues that newcomer youth are facing. Branches also facilitate youth engagement with organizations that serve newcomer youth in order to make their services more engaging and relevant to newcomer youth.

There will be three meetings the first meeting on February 16 th from 12:00 to 6:00 pm at 1558 Bloor St W, will be a consultation with youth on the Ideal Journey to Canada. This session will consult youth on what is their vision for the experience of newcomer youth who arrive in Canada and their vision for Youth Engagement.

On February 26 th at 1:00 pm, 208 Oakwood Avenue will organize a meeting with organizations that serve newcomer youth, youth will present their findings. Together youth and organizations will discuss actions they can take to support youth engagement and improve the journey to Canada for newcomer youth, and after that we will share all the finding. It will be an excellent asset if your Organization and especial the Youth group can participate with us.

For more information contact:

Sara Hummad
Youth Worker
sara.hummad@fcjrefugeecentre.org

416 469 9754 ext 228

 

Helping your clients with their refugee appeal process

The RAD information sessions  will provide front line workers and  refugee appellants  a FREE opportunity to be better prepared for the presentation of their appeal before the RAD.

Workers and  Rejected refugees will learn the steps to follow and how to document your appeal before the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD).

Analysts from Refugee Appeal Division, RAD, will talk about submissions of  documents, what happen after the refugee hearing, when the RPD process finish, when the RAD process begins and deadlines.

Next session March 1st, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Confirm your interest in attending the next session with  Carolina Teves  cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org

GET READY FOR YOUR REFUGEE HEARING CALENDAR

Calendar from January to April 2019

READY TOUR is a free program for refugee claimants waiting for their refugee hearing.
Sign UP and visit a refugee hearing room.
If you are a refugee claimant, this is a unique opportunity to be better prepared for your hearing, see an actual refugee hearing room.
For many refugee claimants the time before their hearing is stressful.  The refugee hearing caused them additional stress and anxiety.
Benefits of the Ready Tour

  • Learn what  will happen at the refugee hearing
  • Levels of anxiety  will  decrease
  • Empower participants to be well prepare for their  refugee hearing
  • Learn who can participate at your hearing
  • What to do if you did not attend your hearing, or it was canceled
  • What will happen when the hearing finish

REGISTRATION

If you want to register for the Ready Tour, please  answer the following questions and send it to Carolina Teves cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. E mail:
  4. Telephone number:
  5. Country of origin:
  6. Date of claim:(Month/Year)
  7. Hearing date:(Month/Day/Year)
  8. Do you have a legal representative?
  9. Who referred you to the Ready Tour, how did you learn about it?
  10. What do you want to learn during the Ready Tour?

Ready Tours are scheduled FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM as follow:

Month

Thursday

Thursday

February
21
March
7
21
April
4
18

 

 

Human rights and Canada’s leadership are as vital today as 70 years ago

Today, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) underlines its message that everyone is deserving of basic rights and human dignity, not because of their citizenship or their immigration status, but because they are human beings.

For refugees fleeing persecution, Article 14 of the Declaration is key: “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” This fundamental right is now part of international and Canadian law. On this basis, anyone who makes a refugee claim at the border or within Canada must be given a chance to explain why they need our protection.

Despite the promise of the Declaration, refugees and migrants still have their rights abused and face exploitation and situations of human trafficking around the world. Migrants are often subject to xenophobia and targeted by divisive politicians.

Canadians can be proud that Canada is showing leadership in bringing countries together to improve respect for the rights of all migrants with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. While the Compact is not legally binding, it offers a pathway of cooperation between countries that will reduce the pressures forcing people to leave their home countries. When people do migrate, this new framework will increase respect for individual rights and allow receiving communities, including in Canada, to benefit more fully from migrants’ contributions.

As a world leader in championing human rights, Canada must strive to do better and respect the rights of refugees and migrants. This means that Canada should:

 

http://ccrweb.ca/en/media/70-years-human-rights-Canada-leadership

 

Comprehensive Care Clinic in Central America for deportees

Thank you to Dr Jizi  Moza, Director of the Clinic: Clinica Integral de Atención a Retornados, for sharing his experience working with returnees to El Salvador.

The presentation was very informative, It was great to learn about the impact of deportation on immigrants and how a Comprehensive Care Clinic has been set up in Central America to help them.

Every year, more than 13,000 people are deported from the United States to El Salvador. Dr Jizi  Moza explained that many of them do not have access to basic services like health. People who was living for decades are deported to a country they have not seen in years.

 

 

 

Every act of generosity counts: show your support on Given Tuesday!!

FCJ Refugee Centre is making a call to everyone during this season to reflect on generosity and the work the centre does in making society a better place for vulnerable populations.

During this giving season, FCJ Refugee Centre calls on everyone to consider making a gift to show your support for refugees and other precarious migrants.

FCJ Refugee Centre relies on supporters like YOU to carry out important work so that we can walk with uprooted people in our community. We support refugee claimants, those without status, migrant workers, women and children in need of housing, we have a free health clinic, run a vibrant youth group and many other important initiatives that need support!

Please check out the campaign here and join us!  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fcj-refugee-centre/p2p/fall2018campaign/

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give
together. #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and
backgrounds.
We want to acknowledge the support we received from Roots Canada , we are so excited to gift our residents , children and youth  with this warm clothing donations we received!! Thank you

 

 

 

 

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