Webinar on the Humanitarian and Compassionate application

The first week of August we are facilitating an informative session on the Humanitarian and Compassionate application in English and Spanish.

For registrations:

Wednesday August 5th at 10:30 am :

Para inscribirte en la sesion en espanol presiona el enlace y llena el formulario con tu nombre

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4134104755261269263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 6th at 10:30 am:
To register follow the link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6523128018139393807

 

 

Solidarity Steps for the FCJ Refugee Centre

We’re excited to announce that we’re beginning an exciting new fundraising campaign! Solidarity Steps for the FCJ Refugee Centre!

Take from us what you need, and give to each other what you can.
This is the guiding philosophy of not only the FCJ Refugee Centre, but is at the very core of our common humanity. In recent months, we have seen an enormous shift in the ways in which we interact, live our daily lives, and see the world around us. We have seen the turmoil that can be brought out in people when they are forced into situations of fear and vulnerability – circumstances so many of us who grew up in Canada with so many privileges have never had to face. But we’ve also seen the generosity of the spirit of our community. Our mandate is to support all uprooted people, and to keep our door open to the community.

From our homes to yours, we stand with you in solidarity. Our door is open today as it will be tomorrow.

Please check out our page, and stay tuned for more updates, weekly calls to action, how you can stay engaged, and more information about our upcoming walk-a-thon!

Stay safe, stay well, and stay kind.
In solidarity,
The FCJ Refugee Centre Community

 

 

 

 

Borderless Humanity Video

At FCJ Refugee Centre we continue working in solidarity with precarious migrants. We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time for many. We recognize that precarious migrants are severely affected already as racialized and marginalized persons. With the health and safety of our entire community in mind we did some adjustments to our daily work environment.
Thank you for join us at  our virtual Open House. We wanted  to show you how we have kept the door open for precarious migrants.
We continue to remotely offer as many services as possible by phone, e-mail, or any other electronic means available to us. Due to the donations and help received we have been able to continue offering our services and supporting individuals and families who do not have access to emergency benefits.
During the Open House we  launched our  Video “Borderless Humanity”to say thank you for your support through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transparency is how we say thank you.

To watch the video click here:

 

 

You can connect with us at our office 416-469-9754 or if you do not have access to a local phone number try our WhatsApp 437- 217 37 86

Count on us. We are open

We are expanding our ways to connect with you. Now you can find us through WhatsApp: 437 217 37 86

For any inquiries related to your immigration situation or any settlement support you need during these difficult times, please feel free to contact us through our phone number 416-469-9754 or you can send us a message at our WhatsApp 437 217 37 86.

You can also contact any of the emails or extensions below:

Loly Rico, Co-director: Ext. 224 lolyrico@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Francisco Rico-Martinez, Co-director: Ext. 227 franciscorico@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Diana Gallego, Associate Director: Ext. 225 dianagallego@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Migrant Workers Mobile Program & Anti-Human Trafficking Program: 647 971 2153 (Whatsapp also available).

 

You can make a difference in the lives of all precarious migrants enriching our community

You can make a difference!

At 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 provide information through our virtual sessions every Thursday or though our Borderless Voices podcast.  We continue to remotely offer our services you can connect with us by phone or e-mail. We are supporting families who do not have access to the emergency benefits, and we distribute food every week.

Your donation will make a difference to a non-status migrant, family, child, youth, that was not left behind… it will make a difference for that borderless humanity that we are dreaming to build… Your donation is making an immeasurable difference in the lives of all non status people enriching our community.

 

Supporting around 150 individuals and families thanks to your generosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your donation… it has made a difference for that one. For that refugee, for that non-status migrant, family, child, youth, that was not left behind… it made a difference for that borderless humanity that we are dreaming to build… Your donation is making an immeasurable difference in the lives of all non-status people enriching our community.

Since the last week of March, when we just started our campaign “From Our Kitchen Table to Yours: in solidarity with precarious migrants”, our Centre has received many donations, monetary ones in our Emergency Fund, a lot of grocery cards, art and craft supplies, games and books for children and youth; one-time donation, to provide rent support to 25 individuals and 25 families; weekly food donation from Second Harvest; many smiles, signals of solidarity and gratitude…

So far, it makes a difference for just under 150 individuals and families. The number is growing by the day.  Thanks for donating to support one refugee… one migrant at a time.

Thanks for donating to support one refugee… one migrant at a time.

Thank you for acknowledging a population so often isolated, marginalized and forgotten… for walking with us… for walking together with uprooted people… for building a borderless humanity…by supporting one refugee or migrant at a time.

Thanks, just thanks.

FCJ Refugee Centre

 

 

Take from us what you need, and give to each other what you can

This is the guiding philosophy of not only the FCJ Refugee Centre, but is at the very core of our common humanity. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen an enormous shift in the ways in which we interact, live our daily lives, and see the world around us. We have seen the turmoil that can be brought out in people when they are forced into situations of fear and vulnerability – circumstances so many of us who grew up in Canada with so many privileges have never had to face. But we’ve also seen the generosity of the spirit of our community.

Friends, partners, and neighbours coming together to donate food, arts & crafts supplies, toiletries. People coming together to volunteer their time and efforts to ensuring that their neighbours, and their neighbour’s neighbours have enough.

‘From Our Kitchen Table to Yours’ has been the manifestation of all of these efforts. An effort with results unprecedented in our Centre’s almost 30 year history. We’ve seen our entire staff and volunteer network shift to fulfill our commitment to the community. We’ve established a tremendous food and housing security initiative, making hundreds of connections in weeks alone.

From our humble community pantry, and from our kitchens to yours, we stand with you in solidarity. Our door is open today as it will be tomorrow.

Count on us.

FCJ Refugee Centre Community

Collecting art supplies for non-status children

We start collecting art supplies for non-status children and we were so happy to find these letters in each of the art bags.  These letters defined our local neighbour… Canada. Keep doing what you are doing. Humanity need you. Keep safe, well and strong… we are together in this.

Special thanks to Maeve and Tate for your wonderful letters. They are 6 and 8 years old and send their beautiful words in Solidarity with non- status children.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for building a borderless humanity… by supporting one refugee or migrant at a time

For decades, we as a community have gathered around our own kitchen table. To share coffee in the morning, to share lunch, have meetings, celebrations, birthdays, conversations and build connections. We’ve worked to support people as they build new homes around kitchen tables in their new lives here. But that process has been incredibly difficult in recent months, and this crisis has magnified those challenges for so many.

For too many people, the kitchen table where families want to gather to break bread and share a meal has become a reminder of the food security they don’t have access to.

With the initiative, ‘From Our Kitchen Table to Yours’ we have provided food security measures to 30 homes already just in the last week. In the coming days, due to the recent increase in your generous donations, we now have the capacity to reach another 40 families.

 

Your donation is making an immeasurable difference in the lives of precarious migrants (families, youth, adults and seniors) – all of the people who make up our enriched community. So this is a brief message of thanks to you.

 

Thank you for grace and solidarity.

Thank you for acknowledging a population so often isolated, marginalized and forgotten.

Thank you for walking with us…and for walking together with uprooted people.

Thank you for building a borderless humanity…by supporting one refugee or migrant at a time.

Thanks, just thanks.

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