FCJ Refugee Centre wants to thank everyone for your hard work and for continuing to walk with uprooted people.
Despite the changes to Canadian Immigration and Refugee Traditions, the Centre has endeavoured to keep its doors open to uprooted populations from around the world – and in fact has possibly seen more cases than in previous years.
We are truly grateful for your support of our work in the past, and we hope you can continue to help us in different areas.
If you are not familiar with the work we do, please explore the services we provide through our website and learn about our message below.Also we invite you to read our current newsletter: autumn 2013. You can find updated information related to our settlement services, shelter for women and kids, refugee protection, popular education, wellness, Anti-Human Trafficking Program, ELL classes, etc.
If you wish to make a donation you can do it through our link to Canadahelps or send a cheque to the FCJ Refugee Centre, 208 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto Ontario, M6E 2V4.
He was one of the most committed members of our FCJ Refugee Centre’s community, through his dedication and commitment with the uprooted people of the world, he managed to help everyone around him that who was in need.Carlos was just Carlos. Carly as was known by his family in Chile and also he was called the same way here in Canada by Francisco. His way to help anyone started and ended with a smile… if any of us came to him looking for help or support of any type, he always was there ready to help.Every time he was at the office you could see him, walking around, saying Hi to everyone, making jokes, talking with people. If the office was quite, he loved to do crosswords. He really believed that to do crosswords was the best way to improve the English skills and acknowledge of anyone, including him. He and at least one his children, were the official bartender for our holiday parties… he always was in charge of making everybody happy without drinking too much. At the end of the party, he always had made the miracle. Plus, there always were leftovers of drinks for the next party.Although we won’t have his physical presence and his heavy smoker smell, our friend, brother, companion… any longer, his memories, his smile… “siempre haciendo camino al andar”, always Carlos being Carlos… that presences of “Don Quijote” always will be with us.
Join us in a special act of commemoration of the life of Carlos Sebastian. It will be held on Sunday December 1st at FCJ Refugee Centre (208 Oakwood Ave, Toronto) at 3:00 pm.
oStrengthen the communication and information exchange among stakeholders.
oAnti-human trafficking model of response for the City of Toronto.
oPolicy recommendations on city and provincial level.
Roundtable One- 28th and 29th October, 2013
Diverse stakeholders including representatives of the City of Toronto management team, CBSA, OPP, Toronto Police, community agencies and participants will roll up their sleeves and share knowledge and expertise to develop common framework to address human trafficking issues pertaining to the City of Toronto and Ontario.
We would like to ask all participants to reflect on the following questions beforehand in order to have productive session and reach the objectives of the roundtable. Questions for reflection
What barriers/challenges does your organization/agency face, including barriers/challenges in coordination/collaboration with other organizations in responding to human trafficking case and meeting the needs of victims?
Considering local particularities what responses, interventions, and strategies related to the 4Ps:Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Partnership will best address the efforts related to combating human trafficking in all its forms, including labour and sexual exploitation and the emerging gray areas such as forced marriages and why?
Identify stakeholders that should take part of the holistic response to human trafficking in the city of Toronto.
2.Considering local particularities what responses, interventions, and strategies related to the 4Ps:Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Partnership will best address the efforts related to combating human trafficking in all its forms, including labour and sexual exploitation and the emerging gray areas such as forced marriages and why?
3.Identify stakeholders that should take part of the holistic response to human trafficking in the city of Toronto.
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City management, Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network, police, human trafficking survivors, community agencies from multiple sectors will gather on the 28th and 29th of October, 2013 for the first in a series of roundtables “Building Collaboration to Combat Human Trafficking in the City of Toronto”.
The event is organized by the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network comprising of organisations and individuals working towards the elimination of the crime of human trafficking, while facilitating services and protection to trafficked persons through a holistic approach based on human rights and the needs of each individual.
These are meetings where participants will roll up their sleeves and share knowledge and expertise to develop common framework to address human trafficking issues pertaining to the city of Toronto. The first roundtable will highlight the current strategies and activities undertaken by diverse stakeholders to address human trafficking and the existing gaps in services and protection for trafficked persons. Working group discussions will set the beginning of a response model and protocol to holistically address the complex needs of trafficked persons. The initial roundtable will be followed by two subsequent meetings throughout next year to complete the initiated work.
Councillor Paula Fletcher and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tom will be present along with survivors of human trafficking who will reflect on their experience while in a situation of trafficking and the road to recovery.
The roundtable will take place at the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries, 160 Jarvis St. (at Queen St.) from 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Members of the media and the public are invited to attend this informative event.
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The Roundtables series carried out over several months to facilitate the dialogue between multi-sector stakeholders to address the issue of human trafficking in the City of Toronto. The series will begin with an extended roundtable conference that will bring together multi-sector stakeholders to initiate dialogue and begin to develop protocols and promising practices to offer services and protection tailored to the needs of trafficked persons. The initial roundtable will be followed by two subsequent meetings, to work through longer-term goals, new developments and unforeseen challenges.
Establish and foster relations between multi-sector stakeholders;
Develop model for response and collect promising practices in delivering services and protection to trafficked persons corresponding to the particularities of Toronto area;
Initiate policy development on city and provincial level.
Day one Series of panel presentations by multi-sector stakeholders who dedicate their work to counter human trafficking followed by a discussion.
Day two Working group discussions to initiate a dialogue on policy development and set the stage for the following meetings to work through longer-term goals, new developments and unforeseen challenges.
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If attending only one day please SPECIFY WHICH DAY (for catering purposes).