Employment Opportunity at FCJ Refugee Centre

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Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker

The Youth Worker will support in the development and implementation of the Youth Alliance against Human Trafficking, a program which provides holistic support to young people from conditions of human trafficking, labour exploitation and sex trafficking. The project also established preventative measures by providing comprehensive access to information to equip vulnerable young people with the information they need to make informed decisions, mitigate the risks that they face, and advocate for their rights.

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Lanzamos nuestro nuevo Programa de Cuidado Infantil en 2021

Sabemos que con toda esta situación por la pandemia de COVID-19, todo se está cancelando. Especialmente las actividades con nuestros niños, como deportes y artes escénicas.

Para muchos padres y madres, que practican el distanciamiento social con sus hijos en casa, encontrar formas de dividir el día y darles a sus hijos un sentido de rutina está siendo un verdadero desafío. Es muy difícil tenerlos todo el día sin más actividades.

Esa es la razón por la que el Centro de Refugiados FCJ ha desarrollado este programa, financiado por la Ciudad de Toronto, y al que sus hijos pueden acceder desde la seguridad de su hogar.

Nuestro Programa de Cuidado Infantil es una invitación a los miembros más jóvenes de nuestra comunidad local a participar en la creación de arte y música, y en el desarrollo de habilidades de comunicación en inglés. A lo largo del programa, esperamos apoyar tanto las habilidades creativas como las expresiones de las generaciones futuras, conectándonos con las familias a través de una clase virtual en Zoom de entre 1 y 1,5 horas de duración.

En estas clases, dedicados miembros de nuestro personal trabajarán para enseñar a los participantes en el programa el conceptos básicos de arte (formas, colores), música (cantar, leer acordes) e inglés, a través de nuestro programa de ESL. Las clases de arte e inglés como segundo idioma se llevarán a cabo los martes de 4.30 pm a 6 pm, y las clases de música y de inglés como segundo idioma se impartirán los viernes de 4.30 pm a 5.30 pm. Si desea registrarse, puede encontrar nuestro formulario en nuestro sitio web, o puede enviar un correo electrónico (ver detalles debajo).

El programa se lleva a cabo a través de Zoom, una cada vez más popular plataforma, muy fácil de usar, y que los niños aprenden a utilizar rápidamente. Solo necesitan tener una conexión a Internet y cualquier dispositivo, como un teléfono celular, una tableta o una computadora, y les proporcionaremos un enlace para acceder a nuestro grupo. Allí los niños pueden dedicar tiempo a aprender a hacer manualidades, recetas fáciles, o música, a hacer ejercicio con la clase de baile, dibujar con nuevas técnicas, practicar la lectura e interactuar con otros niños. Ya que la socialización no puede ser en persona, al menos los niños pueden conectarse entre ellos en un entorno seguro.

También queremos ayudar a los niños con sus tareas escolares. Como padres, sabemos que a veces es difícil explicar algunos ejercicios a nuestros hijos, ya sea en matemáticas o con cualquier otra materia, porque no los entendemos muy bien al estar en inglés. Así, si lo sniños tienen problemas para comprender alguna instrucción, les ofreceremos ayuda.

Para algunas actividades, como manualidades, es posible que tenga en casa algunas cosas que podrán usar, pero también podríamos proporcionar material, para que no tenga que preocuparse por gastar dinero en este fascinante programa.

Son bienvenid@s todos los niñ@s, asistan o no a la escuela, y sea cual sea el estado migratorio de sus padres. Cualquier niñ@ de 4 y 15 años puede registrarse y unirse a nosotros.

Este programa tiene lugar los martes de 3:00 pm 4:30 pm, y los jueves, de 4:30 pm a 6:00 pm.

Para registrarse, contactar con Melina Caroprezo: melina.caroprezo @ gmail.com

Launching our new Child Minding program in 2021

We know with all this COVID-19 situation, 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 4.30 pm to 6 pm, and Music and ESL classes will run on Fridays from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. If you would like to register, you can find our form on our website, or you can send an email (see details below).

For the program we use Zoom, an increasingly popular platform, very easy to use, and that children learn to use quickly. They just need to have an internet connection, and any device, like a cellphone, a tablet or a computer, and we will provide a link where you can access to our group. 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 can not 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: melina.caroprezo @ gmail.com.

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  segarcia@fcjrefugeecentre.org  or maria.ramirezb@fcjrefugeecentre.org
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).

Click to access TEMPORARY-PATHWAY-TO-PERMANENT-RESIDENCY-WEBINAR.pdf

 

The complete information is in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/healthcare-workers-permanent-residence.html

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:  https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

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