Are you having challenges finding house?

Housing is one of the main challenges for newcomers. Our upcoming webinar is about   “Housing Needs for Immigrants”. Join us and find useful information related to housing.  Through this informative session you can learn about:

  • Types of Housing
  • Sharing a Budget
  • Where and How to search
  • Viewing the apartment
  • Rental applications
  • Signing the rental contract
  • Moving supports
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Resources

You can check the following document:





Refugee Hearing Preparation webinar October 7th

If you are a refugee claimant, this webinar can help you to learn about what is going to happen during your refugee hearing. The conversation will include what to expect at the hearing, key elements to take in consideration during your hearing, what happen after your hearing, etc.

For registration follow the link:



How to read food date labels and packaging

The  video session provides information about:

  1. Difference between expiration date and best-before date
  2. Food safety once a food has passed the best-before date
  3. Recognize the amount of food that is unnecessarily wasted in Canada and feel equipped to reduce waste at home.
  4. Know the difference between the various date label terms
  5. Understand when food is safe, or not safe to eat.


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Going back to school during COVID 19: guidance for parents and kids

Many parents are worried about sending their kids back to school. During the session the FCJ Primary Care Clinic will walk you through some of the safety measures for kids, providing tips for the new school year.  We talk about new routines, the use of mask, physical distancing, social bubble, school transportation, etc


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A muchas familias les preocupa que sus hijos vuelvan a la escuela. Durante la sesión, la Clínica de Atención Primaria de FCJ lo guiará a través de algunas de las medidas de seguridad para los niños y brindará consejos para el nuevo año escolar. Hablaremos de nuevas rutinas, uso de máscara, distanciamiento físico, burbuja social, transporte escolar, etc

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Bridging Program for Students With Precarious Immigration Status

The FCJ Refugee Centre has been partnering with the Pro Bono Students OSGOODE Chapter since 2011. Since September 2018, a group of students from the CARL U of T chapter joined our efforts to support us as well. For this coming year, in September 2020 the Pro Bono U of T Chapter will be part of our program.

 The Uprooted Peoples Protection Program provides information for refugee claimants and non-status people, including conducting research on country conditions and other immigration and refugee issues, assistance with filling out legal forms, conducting in-person sessions for people looking for immigration information. Students focus their work in assisting clients to complete their Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations applications for Permanent Residence. Another unique aspect of this program is the provision of information specifically to people who have had their refugee claim denied, but are unable to return to their country. This comprehensive team works to support them in any and all ways possible with their refugee appeal.



The Bestie Book: Summer Edition

We know that the last couple of months have been anyhing but ordinary. But if there’s one thing we want you to know, it’s that we’re still here. Our door is still open. Home is still here. And you can count on us. We feel so privileged to have been able to move our weekly meetings to online formats, so that we can still see your beautiful faces every week! We’re loving watching movies together, and we’ll find new ways of safely being together in person as soon as we possibly can.

We’re coming in to the beautiful summer months, and we’re all enjoying the beautiful warm weather and sunny days. And even though our usual summer activities will have to be shuffled around a little bit, we’re going to make sure we have lots of fun, enjoy the sunshine, and spend as much of the beautiful summer months together as we can.

So that’s why we’re sending this to you. Something small to chronicle this time, and to share memories. And something you can have in your home to remind you that we’re here, waiting until we can sit around the kitchen table together again. Around that table, we are a community, and we are a family. Until then, wherever your kitchen tables are; spread out across Toronto and all borders; wherever you are, those kitchen tables belong to all of us.

To read the book click here 

With all our love,
Natasha, Cutu, Tee-Jay & Natalie
FCJ Youth Network





Working with Youth during COVID_19: opportunities for Youth

During this webinar we will talk about the impact of the COVID 19 in young people. The FCJ youth network members will share their stories and also will talk about the initiatives/activities that they implemented during the last period.

Join us and find out how to get involve in more virtual events that will help you to survive the pandemic.

Webinar is scheduled on Thursday August 27 at 10:30 am


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