Launching our new Child Minding program in 2021

We know With all this COVID-19, everything is getting canceled. Especially activities with our kids like sports and performing arts.

For many parents, who are practicing social distancing with their kids at home, finding ways to break up the day and give your kids a sense of routine has been a real challenge. It’s very difficult to have them all day with no more activities.

That’s how FCJ refugee centre came out with this program, funding by the city of Toronto that your kids can check out from the safety of your home.

Our child minding program is an invitation to the younger members of our local community to participate in the creation of art, music, and in learning communication skills in English. Throughout child minding program we hope to support both the creative skills and expressions of future generations to come by connecting to families through a 1 to 1.5 hour long virtual zoom class, in which members of our dedicated staff will work to teach members of the program the basics of art (like shapes or colors), music (such as how to sing or read chords), and English through our ESL program. Art and ESL classes will run on Tuesdays from 430 pm to 6 pm, and Music and ESL classes will run on Fridays from 430 pm to 530 pm. If you would like to register, you can find our form on our website, or you can send an email to

The program is through the platform zoom that is very friendly use and its has become so popular and kids learn how to use it very fast, so just need to have internet and any device like  cellphone, tablet or computer and we will provide a link where you can access to our group, so there the kids can spend time learning how to make some crafts, easy recipes, music, doing some exercise with dancing class, learn how to draw with new techniques, practicing their reading and interacting with other kids, since socialization canot be in person at least the kids can connect between then in a safe environment

Also we want to help kids with their homework, we understand as a parent sometimes is hard to explain some exercises to our kids either with Math or any subject because we don’t understand it very well since is in English,

So if a kids are having trouble understanding any instruction we will provide assistance with it.

For some activities like crafts you may have at home some things they can use but we also would be able to provide the material they will use in art so you don’t need to be worried about spending money in this amaizing program

All Kids are welcome doesn’t matter if there are not attending school or the status of their parents  every kid is welcome  between the age 4 to 15 years they can register and join us.

This Program will be Tuesday 3:00-4:30 and Thursday 4:30-6:00

For registration contact Melina Caroprezo:


Food and Income Security Program

At the FCJ Refugee Centre we continue working in solidarity with precarious migrants. We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time for many, and we’re here to support and provide information to anyone who is in need. We continue walking with uprooted people and building together a borderless humanity. If you or anyone you know are in need of food security, income support or any basic need do not hesitate to contact us.Feel free to contact Sebastian and Maria at  or
Phone 416-469-9754 ext. 231 & 232


Tinbit Eyasu, Coordinator of the Food and Income Security Program explain more details about the program


Temporary Pathway to Permanent Residency: Summary

The following document is a summary of the Temporary Pathway to Permanent Residency  for health care workers announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).



The complete information is in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website:

Refugee Hearing Preparation Updates: What to Expect During Your Hearing Day

The following document is from the information session Refugee Hearing Preparation Updates: What to Expect During Your Hearing Day ”

The document will help you to be familiar with the refugee hearing process and how to be prepared for that day. It includes updates on the resumption of the refugee hearings, measures during the COVID-19, and what to do before, during and after your refugee hearing.

Click to access Refugee-Hearing-Preparation-Dec-10.pdf



The video of the session is in the following link:

Webinar | Refugee Hearing Preparation Updates: What to Expect During Your Hearing Day


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we talk about the impact of the COVID-19 on women facing an abusive relationship. We also review how women are trapped with their abusers, especially migrant women that do not have access to resources.

If you or someone you know is being abused, you can contact The Assaulted Women’s Helpline

GTA       416.863.0511
GTA TTY                416.364.8762
TOLL-FREE           1.866.863.0511
TOLL-FREE TTY   1.866.863.7868
#SAFE (#7233)   On your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified – in some countries, calls to helplines have increased five-fold.

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.Like in previous years, this year’s International Day will mark the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2020, which is International Human Rights Day.

Several public events are being coordinated for this year’s International Day. Iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future.

More details:

Getting Ready for your Refugee Hearing / Preparandose para la Audiencia de Refugio Nov 17 10:30 am

This is an informative session online provided through our Public Education program.

You are invited to participate in our upcoming webinar on how to get ready for your refugee hearing. The webinar will be provided in   Spanish
Please feel free to share the information with your clients or anyone who wants to get familiar with the refugee hearings.

The event will be open since 10:00 am but the actual webinar will start at 10:30 am 

For registration:

Invitation in Spanish

Te invitamos a participar en la sesion informativa virtual (webinar) sobre como estar preparad@ para tu audiencia de refugio. La sesion sera facilitada en  Espanol el dia martes 17 de Noviembre a las 10:30 am

Para inscribirse:

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