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:
416 469 9754 ext 228
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This informative sessions are possible thanks to the support of the Law Foundation
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
If you want to register for the Ready Tour, please answer the following questions and send it to Carolina Teves email@example.com
- First name
- Last name
- E mail:
- Telephone number:
- Country of origin:
- Date of claim:(Month/Year)
- Hearing date:(Month/Day/Year)
- Do you have a legal representative?
- Who referred you to the Ready Tour, how did you learn about it?
- What do you want to learn during the Ready Tour?
Ready Tours are scheduled FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM as follow:
Our seasonal newsletter provides exciting updates on:
- Every act of generosity counts!
- Fabian’s Story
- Selling Christmas trees at Ikea North York
- Art exhibition on January 3rd 2019
- A volunteer experience at the FCJ Primary Care Clinic
- FCJ Refugee Centre is pleased to receive funding from the Catalyst Grant
- A Ready Tour Story …..
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:
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.
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
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
As part of the Holiday Season, FCJ Refugee Center has started to sell Christmas trees at Ikea north York location.
The tree selling season is from November 23th to December 24th. Every time that you buy a tree at this location, you will be supporting newcomers and refugees.
Also when you purchase a natural fir tree for $25 you will receive a coupon for $25 off an IKEA purchase.
To help fund its important work, the FCJ Refugee Centre has launched an ambitious Fall fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that includes several ways to support the centre. Please check it out here and join us!
We would like to invite you to help us keep celebrating by donating $25.00 (or more) to ensure our continued commitment to “walking with uprooted people.”