COVID-19 Vaccine in Toronto: Pop-Up Clinics Map

You can attend a mobile/pop-up clinic in Toronto and the GTA to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Many of these clinics have special eligibility criteria, including postal code and age. Most pop-up/mobile clinics do not require an appointment and are on a first-come, first serve basis as vaccine supplies last.

Pop-up/mobile clinics are delivering either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Most pop-up sites require some form of ID (health card, driver’s license, passport, refugee ID, photo ID), and proof of address/employment/school (utilities bill, employment letter, pay stub, letter from government agency, bank statement, lease agreement, student ID).

You do not need to have an OHIP number. The vaccine is free.


The information and the map above are provided by The Vaccine Access Hub, a website run by a volunteer-based team, with no commercial interest, and with the aim to consolidate information about Toronto and GTA COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, and provide information to help overcome barriers to accessing COVID-19 vaccinations. information on this website was sourced from clinic, city, region and provincial government websites.

While every effort has been made to update the website, accuracy is not guaranteed. Please confirm eligibility directly yourself prior to booking a vaccine appointment or going to a vaccine pop-up site.

Offical Government of Ontario website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

COVID-19 vaccination for people without OHIP at the FCJ Refugee Centre

The City of Toronto is partnering with the FCJ Refugee Centre to help people without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto.

To get assistance booking a vaccination appointment at a City-operated immunization clinic, please send an email to vaccine@fcjrefugeecentre.org and include your complete name, phone and date of birth. You can also fill out and submit a form here.

We are also hosting vaccination clinics organized by the University Health Network’s Social Medicine Program and the Women’s College Hospital’s Crossroads Clinic for Refugees.

The ‘Bestie Book’ Spring 2021 Edition is ready, check it out!

The FCJ Youth Network invites you to read the Spring 2021 Edition our Bestie Book. As both a recap of our past couple months, and a celebration of the members of our network, the Bestie Book is a space to amplify the voices of all migrant youth. In this edition you’ll find artwork, jokes, and poems written by our youth for you to enjoy.

Sad you missed sending in a submission for this edition? No worries! If you are a newcomer youth who would like to contribute to the next edition of the Bestie Book reach out to us! We’re always looking for contributions for our next publication and welcome your pictures, recipes, poems, stories, etc.

Interested in joining the FCJ Youth Network? We welcome all newcomer youth regardless of any apect of their identity, including their immigration status, race, or gender. Currently, we are meeting every Wednesday through Zoom.

Contact us:

  • Email: fcjyn@fcjrefugeecentre.org
  • Phone: 437 833 2427

Click here to access the document if you can’t see it in this page.

Click to access Bestie-Book-Spring-2021.pdf

 

Let’s celebrate Toronto Newcomer Day!

Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event held in May that welcomes newcomers to Toronto, helps them understand and access a range of services, and celebrates their contributions to the city.

The event features a number of activities including a formal stage program, a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians, tours of City Hall, a newcomer marketplace, and an information fair.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual to ensure the safety of all Toronto residents.

For more information about Toronto Newcomer Day, please visit toronto.ca/newcomerday.

Our Spring Newsletter is ready!

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter is ready! Check it out and find information about our new video, in which we tell you how we keep providing all our services during these difficult times; our Child Minding and English Classes programs; the FCJ Refugee Centre support in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign; our webinars, informative sessions and podcasts; the activities of the FCJ Youth Network, and much more.

Click here to access the document if you can’t see it in this page.


Click to access Newsletter-Spring-2021.pdf

 

Supporting the vaccination of residents of Toronto without OHIP cards

The City of Toronto is partnering with the FCJ Refugee Centre to help people without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card get the COVID-19 vaccine in Toronto.

The Province of Ontario has clearly stated that if you do not have an Ontario health card at all, you are still eligible for the vaccine.

Residents without an OHIP card who meet the current vaccine eligibility criteria may use other forms of identification to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

To get assistance booking a vaccination appointment at a City-operated immunization clinic, please send an email to vaccine@fcjrefugeecentre.org including:

  • Complete Name
  • Local Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Which dose you are getting (First / Second)

Or just fill out and submit the following form:

For any additional information, please contact vaccine@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Monthly Family Dinner: It’s Snack Time!

This April, the FCJ Youth Network is happy to be continuing our monthly family dinner tradition, this time with a twist!

For our Family Dinner: Snack Takeover, we invite the newcomer youth in our community to join us with their favourite snack.

During our virtual family dinner, everyone will share with the group why their snak is the tastiest, and we will bring out our competitive sides with various games.

Interested in joining us? Reach out to us via email at fcjyn@fcjrefugeecentre.org or via WhatsApp at 437-833-2427.

When: April 28, 4.00 – 5.30 pm.

Canada announces new pathway to permanent status for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates

The Federal Government introduced a new pathway to permanent residency for up to 90,000 foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health services, and international graduates already in Canada, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced Wednesday.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provided a list of occupations that are deemed essential. It includes people in a wide range of skilled trades, such as electricians and metal workers, along with farm workers, cashiers, home child care providers and French immersion teachers, among others.

To be eligible, workers must have at least one year of Canadian work experience in one of 40 different health care jobs or 95 other pre-approved essential jobs. Graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program over the last four years.


Warning: The information provided below has no legal value. This information was taken from the Immigration website on April 15, 2021 and is subject to change without notice.


This 90,000 permanent residencies are separated in two different programs:

1. Temporary Residents with recent work experience in Canada (50,000 applications):

Work experience needs to be equivalent to 12 months full-time work experience in Canada in the last 3 years and will be divided in two different streams:

  • Stream A (20,000 applications): Work experience in many health care occupations
  • Stream B (30,000 applications): Work experience in many fields like cashiers, construction, security, farm workers, cleaners, etc.

To be eligible, besides the 1-year work experience they also need:

  • English proficiency: CLB 4
  • Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status (or be eligible to restore their status) and be physically present in Canada at the time the application for permanent residence is received and when the application is approved
  • Be employed in Canada in any occupation at the time that the application for permanent residence is received

For full information on this program and the full list of occupations that will be part of this program, please access:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/public-policies/trpr-canadian-work-experience.html#shr-pg0

2. Temporary Residents who graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and were granted in the last 3 years (40,000):

  • A degree (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate) which must be a degree issued on completion of a program of at least 8 months in duration;
  • A degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation issued on completion of a program of any duration leading to an occupation in a skilled trade
  • One or more diploma/certificate/attestation where the following conditions are met: For diplomas/certificates/attestations, each program of study must be at least 8 months in duration and the combined length of the credential(s) must be equivalent to a two-year credential (at least 16 months in duration).

Besides the post-secondary certificate(s):

  • English proficiency: CLB 5
  • Be employed in Canada with a valid permit or authorization to work pursuant to the Act and Regulations at the time the application for permanent residence is received and must not be self-employed
  • Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status (or be eligible to restore their status) and be physically present in Canada at the time the application for permanent residence is received and when the application is approved

For full information on this program and the full list of skilled trades that will be part of this program, please access:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/public-policies/trpr-international-graduates.html

Both public policies come into effect on May 6, 2021 and will end on November 5, 2021 or once 90,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

Registration is open for a new semester of the Uprooted U program

We’re so excited to announce that the second semester of Uprooted U will begin on May 4th 2021. And we’re thrilled to be welcoming back our amazing co-teachers, Tyler Correia and Jesse Kohut.

Held over twelve weeks, this semester will offer a weekly two hour blended course, incorporating foundational academic skill building and advanced implementation of these skills.

Throughout the course, students will be guided in developing critical thinking, writing, and reading skills, while engaging in assignments to challenge themselves and expand their horizons.

This program will also offer weekly study hall sessions, and each student who successfully completes the course will be provided with a certificate.

This program is free, and open to all.

For more information, and to apply, please contact Natasha at
natasha.rollings @ fcjrefugeecentre.org

You can register by filling out the form below or by downloading and sending the registration form before April 23rd, 5.00 pm.


We are here for you

In solidarity with all of those who have been left behind during this pandemic, the FCJ Refugee Centre has been determined to be an open door in a global lockdown. We have been more active than ever, and we want to share some of this with you. Transparency is our way to say thank you to everyone helping us.

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