Join the FCJ Youth Network Winter Activities!

The FCJ Youth Network doesn’t stop for the winter! There is still time to register for our activities:

Free music classes for kids

As a part of our Uprooted Junior Program, FCJ Refugee Centre and Musicbox Children’s Charity are offering free music classes. Come build musical foundations through fun, educational and engaging activities. Classes are open to kids 6-12, and hosted by skilled volunteers that speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Webinar: School Enrollment

Due to the increasing need for support with school enrollments and recognizing that January is usually a busy school season, we are hosting a webinar on the school enrollment process for elementary and secondary schools in the TDSB.

Learn more and register »

A new edition of the Youth Network ‘Bestie Book’ is out there!

The FCJ Youth Network invites you to read the Summer 2022 Edition of our Bestie Book!

As both a recap of our past couple of months, and a celebration of the members of our network, the Bestie Book is a space to amplify the voices of all migrant youth. So we want to hear from you! Send us your pictures, recipes, poems, stories – everything and everyone is welcome! Reach out to us any way, any day!

Contact us:

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

Bestie Book Summer 2022

 

Register now for a new semester of Uprooted U

* Registration for this semester is now closed. Please stay tuned for new courses *

Our Access to Education program is starting a new semester of the Uprooted U program for youth and newcomer individuals that have barriers to accessing Post-Secondary Education.

The program is facilitated by PHD candidate volunteer Tyler Correia, and will be on the theme of Migration Studies.

Uprooted U is an immersive and interactive academic series emulating the Post-Secondary Education experience, with weekly online classes focusing on literature, social status, world events, and the evolving political climate.

Available for ages 18 and above, with classes delivered in English, Uprooted U will be taking place online on zoom, weekly, launching in November:

  • Every Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
  • November 16 – December 14

Registration open for a new series of Uprooted Workshops

The FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Team and Tyler Correia, in our commitment to Access To Education, invite you to join Uprooted Workshops 2022.

This program is an immersive set of academic and skill-based workshops that promote practical learning strategies, and career readiness skills.

Available for ages 18 and above, with classes delivered in English, the Uprooted Workshops will be taking place online on Zoom every Wednesday from 10AM -12PM from August 17 – September 7.

Please fill up the registration information below to receive the Zoom link.

For more details or any issues with the registration, please contact Stefan:

stefanjk@fcjrefugeecentre.org.


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* Please note that you will get a certificate if you attend ALL workshops

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Enjoy a summer of art and books at the FCJ Refugee Centre!

Thinking of how to have some fun this summer while learning some new skills? The FCJ Youth Network have you covered! Join our weekly art and reading activities for children and youth!

Uprooted Jr: Art Classes

The Uprooted Jr. series is hosting weekly art classes with several members of the FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Network as teachers. The classes are free and open to all children and youth who are interested in learning a new skill or who just wants to create art.

Every Monday, from 3:45 to 5:00 pm.

For details and registration, please contact Victoria: victoria.zea@fcjrefugeecentre.org.

Book Club Summer

Kids 6-12 and Youth 13-30 will practice the skill of reading together while developing their interpersonal confidence.

Every Thursday, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

For details and registration, please contact Stefan:
stefanjk@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Community Hour: Skill Building Workshops for Newcomers, July 2022

The FCJ Refugee Centre invite you to join Community Hour.

These workshops take place every Thursday between 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

We are partnering with community volunteers to provide you with skill building workshops on a weekly basis.

The workshops range from self-care to professional and artistic advancement.

Please click here to choose workshops and register »


July 7th: Elevator Pitch

Teaching attendees basic formulas for creating an elevator pitch, introducing variations of elevator pitch, in-person and virtual tips, and 1-2 activities. Attendees are required to have their audio on to participate in activities.

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July 14th: Recognition of Emotions

Participants would need to have a white sheet of paper and several colors: purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, red.

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July 21st: Yin Yoga

1 hour Yin Yoga class. A restorative and slow practice to release tension and connect to the body through mindful movement. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, water and have access to a quiet room.

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DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED: Financial Literacy

During the COVID-19 times, many people were affected by the financial crisis because of not having proper financial literacy/protection, and took advantage of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). We will show you how to plan your investment securely furthermore the importance/power of savings.

Community Hour: Skill Building Workshops for Newcomers, June 2022

The FCJ Refugee Centre invite you to join Community Hour.

These workshops will take place every Thursday between 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, starting on June 2nd.

We are partnering with community volunteers to provide you with skill building workshops on a weekly basis.

These workshops will range from self-care to professional and artistic advancement.

Please click here to choose workshops and register »


June 2nd: Yin Yoga

A restorative and slow practice to release tension and connect to the body through mindful movement. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, water and have access to a quiet room.

June 9th: Guided Yoga

During this community hour we will be moving through the poses that make up the cycle of sunrise salutations. Attendees will get a chance to focus on their movement and follow their breath through this cycle, as well as to learn some of the basic poses in yoga. It is very beginner friendly! All body types, ages and levels of movement are welcome. We will be showing some modifications for the poses and the class will be guided in both Spanish and English. Please bring your own mat if possible.

June 16th: Theatre Workshop

In this workshop, Alireza offers a brief introduction to theatre and film and works with the young participants toward making collaborative short performances that combine theatre and film with the topic of migration.

June 23rd: Recognition of Emotions

Participants would need to have a white sheet of paper and some colors: purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, red…

June 30th: Collage Making

During this community hour we will be using commonplace items such as newspapers, scraps, fabric, ribbon and stickers to make an art piece. Being creative is all about using what you have, and that is what collaging is all about! Materials will be provided, but we encourage attendees to bring their own materials and add their personal touch!

Uprooted Junior: Art Classes

We are excited to announce that Uprooted Jr. series will be hosting weekly, one hour art classes, starting Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 4:00pm.

We are thrilled to welcome our talented Youth Network member Alexis, who will be teaching the art classes.

The art classes are open to all children and youth who are interested in learning a new skill or who just wants to create art.

This opportunity is free and open to all.

For details and registration, contact Victoria at victoria.zea@fcjrefugeecentre.org.

Join the Uprooted Homework Club!

The FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Team invite you to join the Uprooted Homework Club!

The Uprooted Homework Club is a safe space for newcomer children and youth to come together and do homework.

The program will run every Thursday for six weeks, starting on November 4th. It will be facilitated on Zoom from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Open to all newcomer children and youth under the age of 14!

For details and registration, please contact Victoria:

victoria.zea@fcjrefugeecentre.org

Introducing the New Uprooted Workshop Series for Academic Skill Building

The FCJ Refugee Centre Youth Team invite you to join the Uprooted Academic Skill Building Workshops!

These workshops will take place for 6 weeks to support you in all aspects of your academic success.

Oftentimes, newcomers have disengaging and inequitable experiences with the Canadian education system due to structural barriers. These workshops fill this gap by promoting practical learning strategies, online learning engagement, healthy learning habits, and the reflection of strengths and purpose.

The Uprooted Workshop Series will begin on Monday, November 1st, from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Participants who attend all 6 workshops will receive a certificate.

Open to all newcomers!

Register here »


Thank you for demonstrating and interest in the Uprooted Workshop Series. Please fill out the form below:

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