Enquête sur le service COVID ID

Toronto Public Health (TPH) a collaboré avec le FCJ Refugee Centre, Access Alliance et Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture pour aider les personnes sans carte d’assurance de l’Ontario (OHIP) à obtenir leurs vaccins COVID-19 et leurs certificats de vaccination.

Si vous avez utilisé ce service, vous pouvez recevoir un courriel de TPH contenant un lien vers une enquête pour partager votre expérience.

L’enquête ne collecte pas d’informations permettant de vous identifier. Votre opinion est importante pour nous.

Si vous avez besoin de plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Elisa par courriel à l’adresse suivante
eli.ibarra@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Déclaration sur le décès de Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

La communauté du FCJ Refugee Centre a accueilli avec une profonde tristesse le décès de Nell Toussaint, défenseur géant d’un droit humain fondamental : l’accès aux soins de santé.

Pendant plus de deux décennies, elle s’est battue pour le droit à la vie et à la non-discrimination selon la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés.

FCJ Refugee Centre est solidaire de la famille de Mme Toussaint et de tous ceux qui ont des difficultés à accéder aux soins de santé.

Les populations vulnérables en situation de migration précaire sont à haut risque et font face aux mêmes défis que Nell a combattu pour éliminer.

Au FCJ Refugee Centre, nous croyons fermement que tout le monde a le droit d’accéder aux soins de santé de base et que le gouvernement devrait agir au lieu de créer davantage d’obstacles aux services essentiels et aux droits des personnes en situation d’immigration irrégulière.

En tant qu’organisation soutenant les populations précaires, nous lançons un appel au gouvernement pour qu’il mette en œuvre les traités de bonne foi, notamment le Protocole facultatif au PIDCP, que le Canada a volontairement ratifié pour donner au Comité des droits de l’homme de l’ONU la compétence d’entendre les cas individuels.


Plus d’informations:

Déclaration commune d’Amnesty International

The international human rights movement is saddened by the passing of groundbreaking human rights defender and champion Nell Toussaint on 9 January 2023.

Ms. Toussaint fought courageously for equal access to essential health care for people with irregular immigration status in Canada, herself having been denied access to public health benefits due to her irregular migrancy status, placing her life at risk and leading to serious long-term health consequences. When the Canadian justice system failed to recognize her claim to the right to life and non-discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Ms. Toussaint successfully brought her case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, achieving a precedent-setting decision in 2018 that the right to life under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) covers “essential health care to prevent a reasonably foreseeable risk that can result in loss of life.” The decision also stressed that these guarantees apply without discrimination against persons with irregular migrancy status. This was the first decision of its kind and represented a significant advance in the equal protection of migrants and access to essential health care under international law. Keep reading »

She went from undocumented to undeniable. Advocate whose fight against Canadian government reached the UN remembered as an ‘inspiration’ »
By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star

Nell Toussaint clears legal hurdle for health care for migrants without status in Canada »
By Tracy Glynn, Canadian Health Coalition

Comunicado sobre el fallecimiento de Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

La comunidad del Centro de Refugio FCJ recibió con profunda tristeza el fallecimiento de Nell Toussaint, gran defensora de un derecho humano básico: el acceso a la atención sanitaria.

Durante más de dos décadas, Toussaint luchó por el derecho a la vida y a la no discriminación en virtud de la Carta Canadiense de Derechos y Libertades.

El Centro de Refugio FCJ se solidariza con la familia de la Sra. Toussaint y con todos aquellos que se enfrentan a dificultades para acceder a la atención sanitaria.

Las poblaciones vulnerables con migraciones precarias corren un alto riesgo y se enfrentan a los mismos retos que Nell luchó por eliminar.

En el Centro de Refugio FCJ creemos firmemente que todo el mundo tiene derecho a acceder a la atención sanitaria básica y que el gobierno debería tomar medidas en lugar de crear más barreras a los servicios y derechos esenciales para las personas en situación migratoria irregular.

Como organización de apoyo a las poblaciones precarias, hacemos un llamamiento al gobierno para que aplique de buena fe los tratados, incluido el Protocolo Facultativo del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos, que Canadá ratificó voluntariamente, para dar al Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU jurisdicción para escuchar casos individuales.

 


Más información:

Comunicado conjunto de Amnistía Internacional

The international human rights movement is saddened by the passing of groundbreaking human rights defender and champion Nell Toussaint on 9 January 2023.

Ms. Toussaint fought courageously for equal access to essential health care for people with irregular immigration status in Canada, herself having been denied access to public health benefits due to her irregular migrancy status, placing her life at risk and leading to serious long-term health consequences. When the Canadian justice system failed to recognize her claim to the right to life and non-discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Ms. Toussaint successfully brought her case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, achieving a precedent-setting decision in 2018 that the right to life under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) covers “essential health care to prevent a reasonably foreseeable risk that can result in loss of life.” The decision also stressed that these guarantees apply without discrimination against persons with irregular migrancy status. This was the first decision of its kind and represented a significant advance in the equal protection of migrants and access to essential health care under international law. Keep reading »

She went from undocumented to undeniable. Advocate whose fight against Canadian government reached the UN remembered as an ‘inspiration’ »
Por Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star

Nell Toussaint clears legal hurdle for health care for migrants without status in Canada »
Por Tracy Glynn, Canadian Health Coalition

Statement on the Passing of Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

Nell Toussaint

The FCJ Refugee Centre community received with deep sadness the passing of Nell Toussaint, a giant defender of a basic human right: access to health care.

For more than 2 decades, she was fighting for the right to life and non-discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

FCJ Refugee Centre stands in solidarity with the family of Ms. Toussaint and all those who are facing challenges accessing health care.

Vulnerable populations with precarious migration are at high risk and are facing the same challenges Nell fought to eliminate.

At FCJ Refugee Centre we strongly believe everyone has the right to access basic health care and the government should take action instead of creating more barriers to essential services and rights for people with irregular immigration status.

As an organization supporting precarious populations, we are making a call to the government to implement treaties in good faith, including the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, which Canada voluntarily ratified to give the UN Human Rights Committee jurisdiction to hear individual cases.


More information:

Amnesty International Joint Statement

The international human rights movement is saddened by the passing of groundbreaking human rights defender and champion Nell Toussaint on 9 January 2023.

Ms. Toussaint fought courageously for equal access to essential health care for people with irregular immigration status in Canada, herself having been denied access to public health benefits due to her irregular migrancy status, placing her life at risk and leading to serious long-term health consequences. When the Canadian justice system failed to recognize her claim to the right to life and non-discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Ms. Toussaint successfully brought her case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, achieving a precedent-setting decision in 2018 that the right to life under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) covers “essential health care to prevent a reasonably foreseeable risk that can result in loss of life.” The decision also stressed that these guarantees apply without discrimination against persons with irregular migrancy status. This was the first decision of its kind and represented a significant advance in the equal protection of migrants and access to essential health care under international law. Keep reading »

She went from undocumented to undeniable. Advocate whose fight against Canadian government reached the UN remembered as an ‘inspiration’ »
By Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star

Nell Toussaint clears legal hurdle for health care for migrants without status in Canada »
By Tracy Glynn, Canadian Health Coalition

Employment Opportunity: Refugee Housing Project Coordinator

Full time position
Contract position until Dec. 31st, 2023
Start date: Immediate
Wage: $24.34/hr + benefits
Application deadline: Jan 27th, 2023


Organizational Information

FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario and attempts to address the problems of poverty and lack of resources, isolation, and discrimination through community-based programs which promote self-help, personal growth, community economic development and social justice.

Description

The Refugee Housing Project Coordinator will coordinate the refugee housing program, with the aim of finding permanent housing for refugees, circumventing the City Shelter System. Project scope will include refugee settlement support, acquisition of emergency shelter through integrated network of hotels and shelters, and sourcing permanent housing. Project Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Refugee Settlement Workers, Refugee Housing Workers, supervised by the Associate Director. As with all roles within the office, there are certain overarching responsibilities that apply to each stream of this role. These duties include the attention to case management, the attendance to all staff and program specific meetings, following the policies of anti-oppression, confidentiality, the maintenance of accurate client records & files, and reporting. This position will also include overnight after-hours emergency client intake, on a rotation basis with the coordinated Refugee Housing Project team. The position will include the possibility of a hybrid model of in person and remote work. Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and support the Refugee Protection and Housing programs in all aspects of work including but not limited to:
    • Coordinate refugee settlement services including form filling, applications to Legal Aid, Ontario Works, housing search, contacting coalition partners for shelter and permanent housing needs, and addressing emerging support for refugee clients.
    • Provide coordinated case management with internal and external stakeholders, including liaison with Intake and Refugee Housing Project Coordinator to include appropriate referrals, advocacy and ensure continued support and stabilization.
    • Expand relationships with landlords in Toronto, and shelter systems outside of Toronto.
    • Within the collaborative team model, ensure 24/7 emergency shelter access for refugees.
    • Represent the organization at community activities, networks and coalitions.
    • Ensure to update client’s file in the database every day, and to check respective information up-to-date.
    • Assisting in sorting out daily donations and taking them to respective places.
    • Complete regular reporting as required.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Follow organizational policies of Anti-Oppressive practices, confidentiality, and reporting.
  • Maintain accurate client records and files.

Qualifications

  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
  • Excellent program and project management skills.
  • Results oriented, highly motivated, and able to work effectively independently or within a team setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and background in working with individuals from diverse communities.
  • Strong foundation in settlement and refugee-serving sectors.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of agencies in a community-based setting and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office, the Internet, and email.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: refugees/migrants, women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by email only (in word format) by Wednesday Jan 27th 5:00 pm to: Alexandra: alexandra.garcia@fcjrefugeecentre.org.

Thank you

FCJ Refugee Centre

Employment Opportunity: Youth Worker

Employment Opportunity - Youth WorkerApplication deadline: Jan 20th, 2023
Hours: 37.5 hours weekly
Hourly rate: $23.10/hr
Start date: January, 2023

The Youth Worker will support in the FCJ Youth Network, an inclusive space for newcomer youth regardless of immigration status, to come together and support each other, get involved in the community, participate in a variety of activities and workshops, and engage in self-advocacy and activism; and the Access To Education Programming that works on the frontline, in advocacy at the elementary through post-secondary level of formal education and the alternatives to formal education.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and develop youth-focused events, including recreational activities, socials, workshops, projects and weekly meetings.
  • Provide individualized supportand case management, including but not limited to: Legal Aid, Ontario Works, Immigration Applications, and referral processes to other services (in-house or externally).
  • Lead and be the main support person for the scheduling and management of the Home Is Here Podcast.
  • Support with school enrollments at elementary and secondary level, predominantly within the Toronto School Boards.
  • Conduct community outreach to partner organizations, youth service providers, schools, shelters and otherspaces which youth are present.
  • Contribute to creating awareness and building capacity through participating in meetings,webinars,or trainings for stake holder organizationsand partners, following FCJ’s emphasis on equity and inclusion of precarious migrant youth at the organizational level.
  • Support Youth & Access To Education Coordinator with pathways to post-secondary education advocacy project.
  • Collaborate with Youth & Access To Education Coordinator in writingprogram tool-kits, reports (including program/service evaluations),and collaborate in the creation of advocacy letters, pamphlets, posters and other promotinoal material which contribute to advocacy and outreach work.
  • Adhere to organizational policies, including confidentiality, reporting and anti-oppression.
  • Where required, work interdependently with other teams in the office.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with newcomer youth (immigrant, refugee, or non-status), and providing individual and group supports in youth.
  • Lived experience with Ontario education system/barriers in accessing education with relation to immigration status is an asset.
  • Strong youth engagement skills for program development and delivery.
  • Experience working from a resiliency, intersectionaland anti-oppression based framework.
  • Adept in public speaking with experience in facilitating workshops, meetings and information sessions.
  • Proficiency with use of computers and Microsoft Office 365.
  • Knowledge in media production such as podcasts, videos and technological expertise in Zoomand social media, considered an asset.
  • Second language an asset.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members ofthe following designated groups: women, visible minority, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by email only (in word format) by Jan 20th to Alexandra: alexandra.garcia@fcjrefugeecentre.org.

Thank you

FCJ Refugee Centre

Rejoignez les activités d’hiver du Réseau Jeunesse FCJ !

Le Réseau Jeunesse de la FCJ ne s’arrête pas pour l’hiver ! Il est encore temps de s’inscrire à nos activités :

Cours de musique gratuits pour les enfants

Dans le cadre de notre programme Uprooted Junior, le FCJ Refugee Centre et Musicbox Children’s Charity proposent des cours de musique gratuits. Venez construire des bases musicales à travers des activités amusantes, éducatives et engageantes. Les cours sont ouverts aux enfants de 6 à 12 ans et sont animés par des bénévoles qualifiés qui parlent anglais, cantonais, mandarin, philippin et espagnol.

En savoir plus et s’inscrire »

Webinaire : Inscription à l’école

En raison du besoin croissant d’aide pour les inscriptions scolaires et compte tenu du fait que le mois de janvier est généralement une saison scolaire chargée, nous organisons un webinaire sur le processus d’inscription scolaire pour les écoles élémentaires et secondaires du TDSB.

En savoir plus et s’inscrire »

¡Participa en las actividades de invierno de la Red de Jóvenes del FCJ!

¡La Red de Jóvenes del FCJ no se detiene durante el invierno! Aún estás a tiempo de inscribirte en nuestras actividades:

Clases de música gratuitas para niñ@s

Como parte de nuestro programa Uprooted Junior, el Centro de Refugio FCJ y Musicbox Children’s Charity ofrecen clases de música gratuitas. Aprende las bases musicales a través de actividades divertidas, educativas y atractivas. Las clases están abiertas a niños de 6 a 12 años y son impartidas por voluntarios cualificados que hablan inglés, cantonés, mandarín, filipino y español.

Más información e inscripción »

Webinar: Inscripción escolar

Debido a la creciente necesidad de apoyo con las inscripciones escolares, y reconociendo que enero suele ser una temporada escolar muy intesa, hemos organizado un seminario web sobre el proceso de matriculación para las escuelas primarias y secundarias en el TDSB.

Más información y registro »

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